An IIT-Guwahati student, who had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS, was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on Sunday, a senior official said here. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who also holds the Home portfolio, said that two students of IIT-Guwahati have been identified as having links with ISIS and trying to join the group, but one of them is "not found" as of now. Out of the two, Touseef Ali Farooqui, who is a 4th-year B Tech student of Bioscience department, was detained on Saturday. Assam Police's Special Task Force (STF) Inspector General ParthasarathiMahanta told PTI that after interrogating him, police found credible evidence of his links with ISIS and he was arrested on Sunday. "We produced him in the court, which has sent him to police custody for 10 days. We also carried out a search in his hostel room inside the IIT-Guwahati campus," Mahanta said. Farooqui, who hails from Delhi, was arrested under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, he added.

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