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Mulayam denies giving clean chit to SIMI

Calling media statements as mischievous Mulayam denied making any pro-SIMI statements.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2006 18:33 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minsiter Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday said he had not made any remarks suggesting a clean chit to SIMI, under scanner after the Mumbai blasts, and said the statement appearing in a section of media was "mischievous".

"The statement appearing in a section of media is mischievous. I have not given any such statement," he told reporters at Sukhartal, adding those found involved in the terror attacks should be punished.

He said the UP government had gunned down the terrorists involved in Ayodhya attack case within no time but alleged that the radicals had come from Delhi, Punjab and Kashmir, all the Congress ruled states.

The Samajwadi Party had given a clean chit to SIMI on Thursday saying it was not a terrorist organisation, however, some of its members were involved in the terrorist activities and action should be taken against them.

The Chief Minister had also appeared to take a soft stand on the outfit, saying it had not been found to be involved in the Varanasi blasts and the terrorist attack in Ayodhya.

To a question on creation of Harit Pradesh, an issue raised by the Rashtriya Lok Dal, he said he was always against creating small states because they come in the way of economic development.