Nagpur: A local court has acquitted two
activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India
(SIMI) in connection with a case of allegedly planting a pipe
bomb near Vishwa Hindu Parishad office in Mahal area on May
The SIMI activists, Sheikh Rijwan Sheikh Rashid and
Khalid Alidkan Ajamalkhan were let off by 14th Session Court,
A H Sattar, here yesterday as the court found loopholes in the
prosecution theory and also rejected evidence in nature of
confession and in absence of congent evidence and supporting
corroborative material, thereby granting benefit of doubt.
The duo along with other SIMI activists had also planted
bomb at Badkas square in Mahal, about one km from RSS HQ which
triggered panic among the locals, on May 24.
The prosecution had contended that accused are native of
Jalgaon and were planting bombs thereby waging a war against
During the trial, two persons, an executive magistrate
who had recorded the confession and Deputy Secretary of Law
and Judiciary Department who had permitted prosecution were
examined as witnesses.