IIT-Guwahati student arrested under UAPA for alleged links with ISIS

An IIT-Guwahati student who had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on Sunday, a senior official said here.

The accused Touseef Ali Farooqui, who is a 4th-year student of Biosciences, was detained on Saturday.

Assam Police’s Special Task Force (STF) Inspector General Parthasarathi Mahanta told PTI that after interrogating him, police found credible evidence of his links with ISIS and he was arrested.

“We produced him in the court, which has sent to police custody for 10 days. We also carried out a search in his hostel room inside the IIT-Guwahati campus,” Mahanta said.

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