THE CITY police Sunday arrested nine persons suspected to be Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists. They have been booked under sections 3, 10 and 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 and sections 124 (a), 153 (a) and b), 295 (a) 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to the Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Manohar Verma the police have seized objectionable literature from the possession of the accused which contained inflammatory communal articles and articles against Indian constitution.
A magazine ‘Taharik-e-millat’ having various inflammatory articles was also seized from them. The literature criticized the state of its bids to check the sacrifice of camels, the additional SP claimed.
In reply to a question, Verma said that many of them were booked for making a bid to sacrifice camel on the occasion of Id but none was involved in any other crime. The nine have been identified as Sarafraj Ansari, Ammuddin Ansar, Pervej, Jameel Ahmed, Sarafraj Mohammad, Kurshid Ahmed, Asfaq Hussain, Zaveed Akthar and Yaseem Uddin. Police claimed that Imran Ansari , a leader of state unit of SIMI and arrested in Indore recently had given a mobile to Sarafraj Ansari, a year back. Also, he had been in constant contact with Sarafraj before his arrest, the police claimed.