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A biotechnology student of IIT Guwahati was detained from Assam’s Hajo on March 23 for his alleged allegiance to the terror outfit ISIS.

The fourth-year biotech student recently claimed on a social media platform and emails that he intended to join the terror outfit and reportedly went missing from the IIT Guwahati campus.

According to reports, the student wrote an open letter on LinkedIn supporting the terror group. He was a resident of Delhi.

Police on March 23 detained the student from Hajo for questioning, after he was reported missing by the IIT Guwahati authorities.

Assam DGP GP Singh informed about the case on X. He wrote: “Reference @IITGuwahati student pledging allegiance to ISIS – the said student has been detained while travelling and further lawful follow up would take place.”

Additional Superintendent of Police (STF) Kalyan Kumar Pathak said: “After receiving an email, we verified the authenticity of the contents and started an investigation.” The email was sent by the student, in which he claimed that he was on the way to join ISIS.

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