Accused in `secret SIMI meeting case` arrested

An accused in the case relating to a secret meeting of activists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) near here, was nabbed at Nedumbassery Airport on Sunday, airport sources said.

Updated: Mar 20, 2011, 18:04 PM IST

Kochi: An accused in the case relating to a
secret meeting of activists of banned Students Islamic
Movement of India (SIMI) near here, was nabbed at Nedumbassery
Airport on Sunday, airport sources said.

Ibrahim Nizar, (26), on whom a Look Out Circular had been
issued by the National Investigating Agency probing the
case, was nabbed by Emigration officials on his arrival from
Sharjah early today, and later handed over to police, the
sources said.
Nizar, who hails from nearby Aluva, is the 17th accused
in the case relating to the holding of a secret camp on August
15, 2006 by the banned SIMI at Panayikulam near Aluva.

The NIA had filed the charge sheet in the case on
December 30 last year.
Police, which had initially investigated the case, had
arrested 17 persons but had later granted them bail. They had
also seized, at the place of the meeting, books and pamphlets
that were Pro-Pakistan, anti Government, seditious and
provocative in content.

One of accused, Rasheed, has turned approver while
another, Nasser, is absconding and is in the Gulf. Efforts are
being made for his extradition.

According to the charge sheet, P A Shaduly, Abdul Rasik,
Ansar, Nizamuddin and Shammi, had entered into a criminal
conspiracy in Ernakulam and other places to "advocate, incite,
abet unlawful activities of secession of Kashmir from India
and to bring hatred and contempt towards the Government of
India" and organised the meeting at Panayikulam, which was
attended by the remaining accused.

The five have been charged under IPC 120 B (criminal
conspiracy) read with 124 A (sedition) and under provisions of
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The sedition offence
entails a maximum punishment of life and a minimum of three
years imprisonment.

PTI