Chhattisgarh Police confirm having strong evidence against arrested two SIMI militants

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 16:11

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Police has confirmed that it has strong evidence against two arrested suspected activists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) outfit.

The two activists were arrested on Friday.

"The militants who have been arrested were under police surveillance for the last two years and even their activities were looked into. There are strong evidences against them and after the arrest, during the interrogation they accepted that important meetings of SIMI were organised by them. One of the militants has also been arrested for being part of an important incident in Baroda," said Inspector General of Police, OP Pal, on Saturday.

"There are a lot of things associated with them and we are also receiving a lot of information. The objectionable material that was found with them has been kept under custody. We are carrying out a thorough investigation. The two suspected activists have been presented before the Supreme Court. We have got the police remand till November 22. All our teams are involved in this probe and we are getting hold of all important information," added Pal.

Students Islamic Movement of India was formed in April 1977 in India`s northern Uttar Pradesh. A banned Islamic student organisation, it works for the `liberation of India` from western materialistic cultural influence and to convert its Muslim society to live according to the Muslim code of conduct. The Government of India blames the organisaton for militant activities.

A ban was imposed on the outfit by the Indian government in 2001, soon after the 9/11 attacks. The organisation was labelled as a militants association by the administrations in India and the US.


First Published: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 16:11

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