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Two arrested in TN over group photo in ISIS T-shirts

PTI 05 Aug 2014, 14:32:59 PM IST
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Ramanathapuram: Two persons have been arrested in connection with a case relating to the appearance of a group photo of some youths wearing T-shirts with ISIS emblem on a social networking site, a top police official said.

Apart from Abdul Rahman, who was arrested on Sunday, Mohammed Rinwan, who allegedly arranged to supply the T-Shirts to the youths, was taken into custody on Monday night.

Both youths have been remanded to judicial custody, Superintendent of Police Mayilvahanan said.

A special team has been deputed to the knitting company at Khaderpet in Tiruppur that supplied the T-shirts, Mayilvahanan added.

Police suspect that the T-shirts could have been supplied to other areas also.

The T-shirt supplier had been approached by a Chennai-based and he had also been interrogated in this connection, police said.

The photo, which appeared during Ramzan period, was taken in front of a mosque at Thondi in Ramanathapuram district.

Initial investigation had revealed that the person who took the photo had gone abroad and uploaded the picture on a social networking site.

The photo was later withdrawn from the site.