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Delhi Police to seek custody of SIMI leader

Delhi Police will seek the custody of Safdar Nagori, general secretary of the outlawed SIMI, who was arrested in Indore a week ago, in connection with a case in the national capital.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2008 16:14 IST

Delhi Police will seek the custody of Safdar Nagori, general secretary of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who was arrested in Indore a week ago, in connection with a case in the national capital.

"We have decided to seek the custody of Nagori and will move an application in a court Indore very soon," Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Karnal Singh told PTI.

Nagori, who was arrested along with 12 other top leaders of SIMI on March 27 along with huge cache of weapons, is wanted in connection with "publishing and distributing pamphlets inciting Muslims to fight against government".

One of the influential SIMI leaders, Nagori has managed to escape in September 2001 when Delhi Police personnel raided the outfit's office in Zakir Nagar in south Delhi soon after the government banned the organisation.

Nagori, son of a retired assistant sub-inspector of police, was holding a meeting then at the office at the time of raid and was underground since then.

A senior police official of Special Cell said they will move the Indore court to seek Nagori's custody soon after Madhya Pradesh sleuths complete their interrogation.

"We will seek at least 10 days custody for the SIMI leader and hope to complete the procedure in next 20 days," the official added.

Nagori's brother Kamruddin, chief of the outfit's operations in Andhra Pradesh, was also arrested along with him.