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NIA arrests Bengaluru doctor for developing app for ISIS

The National Investigation Agency on August 17 arrested an accused in connection with Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) case.

NIA arrests Bengaluru doctor for developing app for ISIS-snj
Bengaluru, First Published Aug 18, 2020, 5:24 PM IST
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Bengaluru:  A 28-year-old doctor was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly developing an app for ISIS. The NIA said the ophthalmologist and junior resident doctor at Bengaluru's MS Ramaiah Medical College confessed to the crime.

NIA added that Abdur Rahman said he was linked to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) terror outfit. Rahman was developing a medical application for ISIS which can help ISIS operatives in conflict zones. He was also developing a weapon related app for the same.

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According to reports, in 2014 Rahman had also visited an ISIS medical camp in Syria. He had also treated ISIS terrorists there and stayed with them for almost 10 days.

The NIA with the Bengaluru Police carried out a search operation in various premises and collected a mobile phone and a laptop containing incriminating material.

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