The National Investigation Agency has arrested a Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative from Karnataka in connection with the West Bengal LeT recruitment case. Sayyad M Idris was arrested from Uttara Kannada.
The case on hand pertains to Pakistan based handlers belonging to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba using various social media platforms to radicalise and recruit vulnerable youth for sleeper cells, to propagate their ideology and for abetting & advocating unlawful activities.
The arrested accused Idris was part of various social media groups run by Pakistani-based LeT handlers in their effort to recruit individuals for sleeper cells of LeT and for furthering terrorist activities.
In September the NIA had arrested one Tania Praveen and said that she was part of the 70 Jihadi social media groups. Tania, a resident of District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal had converted to Islam after being radicalised. She was arrested by the West Bengal police, following which the NIA took over the investigation.
She was a college student and got radicalised in the cyberspace by Pakistan based cadres of the Lashkar.