Gandhi statue in Rajasthan painted with ISIS threat

Jaipur: Messages written with paint on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi warning of possible ISIS attacks on the Republic Day created panic in Dudu area of Jaipur district yesterday with police saying that efforts are on to ascertain the identity of the people behind it.

"Some unknown miscreants wrote objectionable and threatening messages on a Gandhi statue at Mojmabad in Dudu area. Efforts are being taken to ascertain the identity of the accused," D C Jain, IG, Jaipur said.

Additional SP, Dudu, Sanjay Kumar, said the message was written on the back of the statue with paint threatening devastation on January 26. "ISIS name was also written along with the message. Locals informed the police, following which an FIR was lodged and the matter is being probed," he added.

NIA custody for 12 till February 5

New Delhi: Twelve terror suspects, arrested from across the nation for their alleged links with ISIS, were involved in recruiting and financing persons willing to join the ISIS in Syria, NIA yesterday claimed in a special court here, which sent them to the agency’s custody till February 5.

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