Khandwa: MP police probing alleged SIMI activities

Indore: Madhya Pradesh police are investigating into the alleged activities of the banned SIMI in Khandwa following the clues from the eight suspected terrorists of the Indian Mujahiddin and the SIMI arrested recently.

The police, along with Anti-Terrorist squad, were investigating into the alleged activities of SIMI members here following the information from the arrested terrorists, said Indore range IG Sanjay Rana.

He, however, said that it was not clear yet whether any members of the banned organisation were involved in the bank robberies that had taken place in the city last year.

The Madhya Pradesh ATS on June 5 had arrested eight terror suspects, four each from Jabalpur and Bhopal, belonging to the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and the SIMI.

Out of the eight arrested terrorists, those arrested from Jabalpur were identified as Shaikh Mujeeb (Gujarat), Aslam (Khandwa), Habeeb (Ujjain,) and Sajid (Ujjain) while Abu Faizal (Mumbai), Ikrar (Ujjain), Mehboob (Khandwa) and Ezazuddin (Kareli) had been held from Bhopal.

Meanwhile, Rana also said that it "seems" police acted in hurry in booking three deputy commissioner-level officers of the Cooperative department in connection with the alleged irregularities related to a city-based housing society.