Two more alleged activists of banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)were arrested from Vidarbha region in the state, police said here on Tuesday.
While Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Rehman (51) was arrested from Mana village of Murtizapur Taluka in Akola district on Sunday night, Abdul Ahad (68) was nabbed in Amaravati on Monday night, they said.
Prior to the arrest of these two, the police had nabbed three alleged activists of SIMI when they were on their way after attending a meeting at Mana village in Mutizapur taluka.
The accused were identified as Sayyad Ibrahim Sayyad Musa, a resident of Rahemat Nagar in Pusad tehsil of Yeatmal district, Abudal Razzak Abdul Karim, a resident of Murtiwase in Jalna and Masud Khan Mahboob Khan, a resident of Aurangabad. SIMI literature had been seized from their possession, they said.
"During the interrogation of the arrested accused, it was revealed that they wanted to come together on one platform. That's the reason why they held a meeting in Mana village," District Superintendent of Police, Pravin Padwal told PTI.
"The reason as to why they wanted to meet is yet to be established," he said.