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Cop in soup for sheltering SIMI activists

india Updated: Jun 28, 2008 02:06 IST
Sarita Kaushik

The Maharashtra police have filed a chargesheet against an inspector for sheltering two members of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), the banned radical outfit, while he was posted in Amravati. The activists were found living with Inspector Riyajuddin Deshmukh, then working with the State Intelligence Department, and publishing literature for the banned outfit.

And yet, Deshmukh continues to serve as a police inspector in the Protection of Civil Rights (PCR) department, Aurangabad Division. The supplementary chargesheet (No 30(A)/2008) against Deshmukh, issued on February 25 this year, said: “Riyajuddin Gayasuddin Deshmukh, police inspector, had, in his house at Jakir Colony, given shelter to his brother-in-law, namely Izaz Ahmed Mohammad Ibrahim… who is a SIMI member and against whom offenses are pending at Buldhana… He was provided shelter at his house, when he himself was officer at the State Intelligence Department at Amravati.”

Additional Director General of Police, PCR, RP Khilnani, said, “Yes, we are aware of the case and are awaiting the findings of the trial court.”