Biswas E-mail Id Hacked, Claims Dad

Published: 14th December 2014 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2014 06:23 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA: Mekail Biswas, father of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the IT professional arrested by Bengaluru Police for being a recruiter for the IS, on Saturday claimed his son’s e-mail account was hacked.

Mekail said, “It is totally false. I had spoken to my son after the news broke out. He told me his e-mail account was hacked. I don’t believe my son can be linked to any terrorist activities. He was very good in studies and went to Bengaluru with a job in a famous IT company. He was too busy and never had time for all these activities.

“Every morning I would call him on his mobile phone to wake him up at 6 am since he had to reach office by 8 am. Yesterday (Friday) I had called him after receiving this news and he told us not to worry since he had informed the authorities about his e-mail account being hacked,” he said.

However, Mekail said since Saturday morning Mehdi’s mobile phone was switched off. “Now I know he has been arrested by the police. I will extend all legal help to my son as he is innocent” he said.

Mekail, a retired assistant engineer with the West Bengal government, stays with his wife Mumtaz in their two-storey house at Biman Nagari at Kaikhali near the airport in the north eastern part of the metropolis. He also practices as a homeopath.

The house is located in a Muslim locality and neighbours were stunned to hear that Mehdi operated a Twitter account to recruit fighters for IS. While majority of them did not want to talk much, they never felt the young man could be a fundamentalist or have any links with a terror outfit.

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