Kerala: Tribunal hearing on SIMI begins sitting
Thiruvananthapuram: Officials of National Investigation Agency in Kerala on Friday deposed before a tribunal hearing 'evidence' that the banned Students Islamic Movement of India continues to function across the state.
In the first day of the sitting before the Tribunal, headed by Delhi High court Judge VK Shali, NIA claimed that SIMI continues to operate in parts of the state in various forms.
According to sources, state police has already submitted a report to Centre, seeking continuation of the ban on SIMI.
The sitting would continue for two more days, the sources said the movement was banned in 2001 under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1963.