The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against ten people, including alleged activist of banned SIMI group Hyder Ali, who is also a suspected accused in the Patna serial blasts which rocked the capital city ahead of the October 27, 2013 rally by Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Some members of banned SIMI were involved in the serial blasts in the Patna rally attended by Prime Minister Modi during the election campaign, a senior police officer today told a tribunal headed by a Delhi High Court judge.
Madhya Pradesh police is seeking video-conferencing facility in courts as well as jails for conducting hearing in sensitive matters, especially after the recent incident in which SIMI operatives allegedly raised inflammatory slogans against Narendra Modi.
A team of Delhi police on Saturday took custody of alleged mastermind of 2008 serial bomb blasts in Gujarat, Safdar Nagori, who has been lodged in Sabarmati central jail since 2008 in connection with a 13-year-old case.
The banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) continues to engage in subversive activities which are prejudicial to the integrity and security of the country, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
The Madhya Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Monday requested a sessions court here to set up a special court on the premises of the Bhopal Central Jail for conducting trial of suspected SIMI members lodged in the facility.
Close on the heels of arrest of five SIMI activists in the state last week, four suspected operatives of the banned organisation were apprehended by the Madhya Pradesh ATS and Counter Terrorist Group in Ujjain.
The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Madhya Pradesh police captured five suspected SIMI activists from Sendhwa Pathar area of the district following an encounter in the early hours on Tuesday, a top police official said.