Hyderabad: Intense police interrogation and months in prison, the three Hyderabad youth finally gets relief as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is all set to shut the sedition case against the three youth arrested for being the sympathizers of Islamic State.
According to reports, there was a special telecast on Republic TV channel in which it was claimed that Hyderabad is the center for ISIS activities. It was also shown that the youths of the city have contacts with this organization.Abdullah Basith, Salman Mohiuddin Qadri and Hannan Qureshi. were continuously projected as agents of ISIS. After this Hyderabad police arrested them.
A higher police official confirmed that these youths have been arrested but surprisingly no case has been registered against them. Still they are under investigation.
SIT had reportedly served a notice twice to the channel, asking the management to submit original tapes of the interview for forensic analysis and asked their reporter to appear for a probe.
The purported interviews were recorded with spy cameras. Although the management of the channel sent a CD of the interviews, police wanted original unedited videos, a top SIT official said. A SIT team also went to Mumbai to record the statement of the correspondent, but he was not available.
It may be noted that Hyderabad and Cyberabad police had earlier arrested these youth and sent them to prison. Later, they were released on bail.
It is reported that TV Channel showed the statements of these youths as a result of which police came into action and registered a suo moto case under IPC sections 121 (A) (waging war against the state) 124 (A) (sedition) and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against the alleged IS sympathisers.