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Mehdi reigned in the virtual world: police

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Police Commissioner M. N. Reddi, addressing the press on Saturday, said though most of the tweets from arrested Bangalore techie Mehdi Biswas were translations of Arabic tweets and re-tweets, he also had tweeted his radical opinions which he described as ‘instigating’. Mr Reddi spoke to the press after the arrest of Biswas early on Saturday and claimed that Biswas had confessed to being the owner of the twitter account @ShamiWitness.

Mr Reddi added that it was highly unlikely that Biswas was involved in any terror activities in the real world but reigned in the virtual world.

He said in their probe so far, nothing had cropped up to suggest he was a recruiter or in direct touch with any of the ISIS leadership or fighters, except through public tweets.

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