Chennai youth detained for ISIS-related doodles in diary

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Chennai: Royapuram Police in Chennai arrested a young man who was carrying a diary with scribbles regarding the world notorious terrorist group, ISIS, on Friday, TOI reported.
Nagoor Meeran, 22, owner of a mobile phone accessories shop near Ethiraj College in Egmore, was arrested. Meeran lives in Patel Nagar with her mother in a rented property.

His mother runs a Burmese cuisine restaurant in Tondiarpet. Meeran was driving his motorbike towards Parry’s Corner on Friday when he was stopped by cops on East Cemetery Road in Royapuram. They demanded that he present the documentation for the car.

The police also discovered a newspaper in his possession. According to the authorities, he scribbled information about the Islamic State in his diary.

Investigations indicated that Meeran also frequently watched YouTube videos regarding fundamentalists. Authorities say he also researched bomb-making online.

He developed an admiration for ISIS ideology on his own and there was no outside targeted radicalization, said an investigator who spoke to Meeran according to TOI.

ISIS radicalization among young people in India, particularly in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, has become a serious concern for authorities.
Jamesha Mubeen, a 29-year-old engineering graduate who died in a car explosion in Coimbatore on October 23, had taken an oath to the Islamic State and was plotting a “suicide bombing” to cause “serious damage” to the temple of Kottai Eswaran, according to NIA authorities. investigating the case.
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