23/06/2017 9:12 PM IST | Updated 23/06/2017 9:12 PM IST

ISIS Sympathiser Plotting 'Subversive Activities' Arrested In Hyderabad

The 22-year-old was in touch with other ISIS sympathisers through social media.

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Indian police personnel patrol at the entrance to Gulf Oil Corporation Limited company (Explosives Division) in Hyderabad.

HYDERABAD-- An ISIS sympathiser, who allegedly wanted to carry out subversive activities in the country, was today arrested here by the city police.

According to the police, Konakalla Subramanyam alias Omer (22) was in touch with other ISIS sympathisers through social media.

"On receipt of credible information, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) apprehended Omer and found in his possession one mobile phone, which contained incriminating conversation with ISIS sympathisers," a release issued by Hyderabad Police said.

Based on a complaint filed by SIT Inspector K Syamala Rao, Omer was booked on charges of sedition, criminal conspiracy and under relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, it said.

The interrogation revealed he had visited Gujarat and trained in religious rituals and scriptures. He also visited Srinagar and other places in Tamil Nadu and Mumbai, the police said.

He allegedly chatted with ISIS sympathisers through Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram and was in regular touch with Abu Qahafa Al-Hindi, a Mumbai-based ISIS sympathiser.