Akola: A sessions court at Khamgaon in neighbouring Buldhana district has upheld conviction by a lower court of a SIMI leader and sentenced him to one-month imprisonment for possessing literature and other items pertaining to the banned organisation.
The sessions court judge M M Agarawal in his verdict delivered on Friday upheld the conviction of former Buldhana district chief of SIMI, Sayyad Wasimoddin and also the one-month imprisonment awarded to him by a lower court on January 31, 2008.
The court imposed a fine of Rs 200 on Wasimoddin and also upheld acquittal of eight other accused in the 2001 case.
A case was registered against nine suspected SIMI members on September 27, 2001 after Khamgaon police raided a residence of Wasimoddin and seized various items like literature related to the banned organisation, banners, pamphlets and some magazines with radical content.
In its judgement delivered on January 31, 2008, the lower court had held Wasimoddin guilty but acquitted others for want of evidence.
The accused had challenged his conviction on February 14, 2008.