Four people, including the chief of the core group of hardline SIMI, have been arrested by a Special Operation Group (SOG) from Kota in Rajasthan, police said on Tuesday.
Munwar Hussain, the chief of the core group of banned outfit, and three others were arrested by SOG yesterday, Additional Director General of Police (DGP), Crime Branch, AK Jain told PTI.
He said Hussain has a tailoring shop in Kota.
The other three arrested were identified as Atiq alias Ath-ur-Rehman, Nadeem Akhtar, both from Kota, and Mohammed Illiyas of Baran district, Jain said.
All the arrested were produced in court, which remanded them to eleven days, police custody, he said.
He said the four were not arrested in connection with the Jaipur blast but because of their association with SIMI activist Sajjid Mansuri, accused of playing a key role in the July 26 Ahmedabad blasts.