Bangalore police's investigating officer Hemant Nimbalkar writes on a photograph of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, in his police headquarters office in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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A popular pro-ISIS Twitter account traced to an Indian engineer was back up Monday as police combed through tens of thousands of followers to identify sympathizers of the militant group.Mehdi Masoor Biswas, who police said was behind the @ShamiWitness Twitter handle, has cooperated with investigators since he was picked up from his one-room apartment in Bengaluru city on Saturday, the government said. Biswas told police that more than 60 percent of his Twitter followers were non-Muslims and the majority of his Muslim followers were from Western countries, particularly Britain, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament.Police say only four Indians are known to have joined ISIS fighters, and one had since returned and is in custody.
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