Dhanbad: 16-year-old boy detained for wearing t-shirt with ISIS printed on it
A teenaged boy has been detained at Jharia police station in Dhanbad after he was seen wearing a t-shirt with the words ‘ISIS’ and ‘Pakistan’ etched on it. He was carrying what resembled the Pakistani national flag.
The boy, who is not being named as police suspect he is a minor aged 16, was seen wearing the t-shirt at the Muharram procession on Tuesday. He was picked up on Wednesday for interrogation after some individuals brought it to the attention of local police. Since then, the Intelligence Bureau as well as Jharkhand police’s Special Branch have interrogated him.
The man who printed the t-shirt and the boy’s relative who gave it to him have also been detained. The printer told police he was asked to prepare only one t-shirt by the boy’s relative. The boy said that he was preparing for a skit. “He told us that he was going to perform a skit to show how we should resist ISIS and Pakistan. He said he does not have any connection to either of the two,” said DSP Sindri, Ramashankar Singh.