SIMI terrorist accused of Ahmedabad blast held after 12 years

Last Updated: Monday, 7 December 2020 (10:36 IST)
New Delhi: special cell has apprehended a member of the banned outfit (SIMI), who is said to be one of the illusive members of the organisation for the past 19 years, the police said.
The member namely who was absconding for the past 19 years in a sedition case was nabbed from Zakir Nagar area on Saturday based on an input received regarding his movements around Delhi.He also had role in provoking two muslim youths to carry out bomb blasts in Ahmedabad blasts in 2008 which claimed lives of 60 people.
He had escaped the raid by police back in the year 2001 when a ban was imposed on SIMI, while many other members were arrested and incriminating material along with alleged provocative literature was also recovered from the headquarters of the outfit in Jamia Nagar.
He was also declared as a proclaimed offender in the said case of sedition by a trial court in the year 2002.
 
He has said to have allegedly indoctrinated many gullible Muslim youths in the past 25 years, the police said.He remained  the Editor in Chief of the Hindi dubbed version of the Magzine '' Islamic Movement'' for a period of  four years.(UNI)