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ISIS makes presence felt in Goa on pamphlets

The Goa Police have detained two suspects after they were being spotted distributing ISIS information related pamphlets.

A police official told GoaChronicle.com that the two persons identified as Ilyas U, 34 and Abdul Nazir, 24, were arrested from the Dona Paula suburb of Panaji, after local residents complained to the police that they were distributing Kannada-language pamphlets which had the IS symbol and a message titled “ISIS Shaitan”.

“They have been booked under sections 107 (breach of peace) and 151 (preventive arrest) of the Criminal Procedure Code. They have been sent for medical examination at the Goa Medical College,” the police official further added.

Police sources also said, that the pamphlet was being analysed by top police officials and that the content of the pamphlet canvasses for a convention of Salafi Muslims due to be held in Mangalore from January 9-16.

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