Case against suspected Hyderabad ISIS man turns out to be a damp squib

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New Delhi: The case against Rehmat Pasha, a Hyderabad based man arrested on the suspicion that he was radicalized by the ISIS is turning out to be a damp squib.

The Delhi Police's Special Cell which arrested initially stated that he was radicalised by the ISIS and later added that he was procuring weapons from Bairely.


Pasha was arrested by the special cell on November 6th, but as the investigations progressed it was found that he had no link with the ISIS and neither were the police able to ascertain correctly the charge that he had procured weapons.

Pasha who had sought bail was granted the same by a Delhi court on a personal bond of Rs 25,000.

No links to ISIS:

After the arrest of Pasha, the police claimed that he was radicalized on the internet. They even stated that he was radicalized by the ISIS. A team of the Intelligence Bureau too joined the probe and upon questioning him found no evidence to support the claim made by the Special cell.

The main contention was that Pasha had watched some ISIS related videos and this led to some of the officers jumping to the conclusion that he was radicalized.

Further the police also investigated a case under the arms act. It was said that he had procured the weapons from a religious preacher in Bairely.

However there was no evidence found linking the arms transfer between Pasha and the Maulana.

Sources say that although the police had opposed his bail plea, there is a possibility that they may not push the case too far.

The Indian government has instructed police forces of all states to handle with caution such cases. There should be no false cases as this could lead to more disgruntlement among the youth, the Union Government had instructed.

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