In some of the pages, there was a message calling on the youth to set up a Caliphate in Gujarat.This comes close on the heels of the Gujarat police busting a Dawood Ibrahim led module which had murdered two Hindu leaders in Bharuch with an intention of creating communal tension in the state.
Officials say that there has been a surge in activity by elements who want to provoke sentiments and cause communal tension in the state. At least 20 such accounts have been created in Gujarat which post pro ISIS material, officials informed OneIndia.
The IB suspects that there is a pattern to it. Earlier on it was found that a module from Maharashtra was very active.
The IB says that the ISIS fan boys in India are not trying to inter connect with each other. Instead they are getting together in a particular state and forming groups.
In one of the pages it was stated that the Caliphate must be established in Gujarat. It appears as though these persons are raking up issues in the state and create a communally sensitive atmosphere.
Some of the messages are in Urdu while there is a lot of literature found in Arabic as well.
Apart from Gujarat some amount of activity has been found in Madhya Pradesh as well. There has already been an attempt to set up a module in the state.
However that was busted. Now it has been found that a bunch of youth have come together and opened up social media accounts. None have been attempting to leave the country.
They are just spreading the propaganda and trying to attract more youth into their fold the officer said.
The officer also says that the number of youth trying to leave the country for Iraq and Syria has come down considerably.
However what we have now been noticing is a surge in the number of social media accounts with a bid to spread propaganda. The IB official says that they have intimated the providers to take down these sites.