isis militant waves flag
A militant holds an Isis flag on a street in the city of Mosul on 23, June, 2014. [Representational Image]Reuters

A suspected Isis recruiter was arrested by the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan in Jaipur's Jawahar Nagar area on Wednesday.

Mohammed Sirazudin, who was working as marketing manager at Indian Oil Corporation in Jaipur, has allegedly been recruiting Muslim youths to the terrorist outfit Islamic State through social media, reported the Times of India.

The 30-year-old, who is from Karnataka's Gulbarga, had been under the scanner of ATS officials for the past three months.

"We were also following the Facebook page and other social networking apps for the past three months. Based on various scientific evidences we first apprehended the youth and finally arrested him under appropriate sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act," TOI quoted ATS additional director general (ADG) Alok Tripathi as saying.

"The accused got active nearly five months ago when he started urging the youth to work for Isis, an organisation banned in the country, through social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp groups and another social networking app — Telegram," he added.

The officials have recovered a number of issues of Isis online magazine "Dabiq" and some objectionable pictures and videos from the Jaipur residence of the accused.

ADG Tripathi added that Sirazudin was allegedly running a Facebook page titled "Dairy of a Mujahidhin" as a platform to recruit potential fighters from "youths who were a bit angry with the system in the country".

Also read