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Indian Mujahideen terrorist used Facebook to instigate riots

Friday, 18 April 2014 - 7:25am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna

Indian Mujahideen terrorist Mohammed Mahruf arrested from Jaipur last month had put the pictures of 2009 Gopalganj riots on social networking site Facebook to instigate violence in the country on the instruction of Afif Bhatkal alias Atta.

Delhi Police came to know of this after examining Mahruf's laptop seized from his Jaipur hideout in which police found the online chatting between Mahruf and Atta.

"In the online conversation, Atta who is in Pakistan instructed Mahruf to use social networking sites to pollute the communal environment in the country. He told him to put Gopalganj riot pictures on Facebook, so that an atmosphere of hatred and revenge can be created in the country," said a senior police official.

Mahruf, an engineering student, had joined IM cadre after Waqas, Pakistani terrorist was arrested along with him, indoctrinated him to join jehad. "The pictures were put on FB via a fake account but their attempt didn't succeed as pictures didn't get much response," added the officer.

Mahruf, whose father is an executive engineer in the Rajasthan electricity board, was a brilliant student. He had scored 94 and 81 per cent marks in matric and higher secondary respectively.

IM terrorists, including Shaquib Ansari and Waqas, wanted to train Mahruf in making explosives.

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