Indian police forces detain one in connection with Mumbai ISIS graffiti case
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The police, on Thursday, detained a man in connection with the Navi Mumbai ISIS graffiti case that was reported on Wednesday.
According to the sources, the detained man is mentally challenged and is currently under treatment at DY Patil Hospital. Further investigation is underway.
Messages praising terror organization Islamic State (ISIS), its head Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed had appeared on a pillar of a bridge in Uran near Mumbai, an official had said on Tuesday.
Police are extra vigilant since the discovery of the graffiti in Uran near Mumbai. Some villagers from nearby Khopta spotted the message, written with a black marker pen, and alerted the police, said an official.
The message praised Baghdadi as the “most dreaded terrorist of the world”. On another pillar, a diagram of sorts was found, featuring words such as ‘port’, ‘airport’, ‘pipeline’, ‘train’ and crude drawings representing these objects.
Local police, as well as officials of Navi Mumbai crime branch and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), visited the spot after learning about the message and drawings, the police official said.
As some important installations are situated in and around Uran, including a naval base, JNPT container port and a power station, the police have increased the security in the area, he said.
Some liquor bottles were also found near the bridge, and the possibility of some drunk person having written the message for the sake of mischief cannot be ruled out, the police officer added.
Source: The States Man