Lucknow, Feb 26: A class 9 student is accused of inviting members of a WhatsApp group to join another group named ‘Lashkar-e-Taiba’ (LeT), said Uttar Pradesh police. The schoolboy hails from Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. The invitation was sent a few days ago. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown Extension News: Complete Shutdown in Ballia District Extended Till July 21

The Uttar Pradesh registered a case after a youth reported to them that he has received the invitation on WhatsApp from the group named “Lashkar-e-Taiba”. According to IG Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) Asim Arun, it was not yet clear whether the youth joined the LeT group or not. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown Extension News: Complete Shutdown For 3 Days | Know Here What’s Open, What’s Not

“When the members of the group clicked on the invitation link, there was nothing. An FIR has been registered against the sender of the invitation under sections of the IPC and the IT Act. We have also informed the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad,” Lucknow cyber-crime cell nodal officer Abhay Mishra told news agency PTI. Also Read - UP Lockdown Extension News: Shutdown in Uttar Pradesh From Friday Night Till Monday Morning | Details Here

“The number from which the invitation had come was tracked. It was found the invitation had come from Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. We are working with the Rajasthan Police on this case,” Arun added. The sender is likely to be questioned today.