Top SIMI leader to be quizzed by Guj police
Top SIMI leader Safdar Nagori and four of his associates will be flown soon to Gujarat for questioning in the Ahmedabad serial blasts.india Updated: Aug 22, 2008 16:14 IST
Top SIMI leader Safdar Nagori and four of his associates will be flown soon to Gujarat for questioning in the Ahmedabad serial blasts case with the state police on Friday obtaining production warrants against them from a Madhya Pradesh court.
Chief Judicial Magistrate S S Thakur issued the production warrants against Nagori, his brother Kamruddin, Aamil Pervez, Asif Hussain and Sibli in Dhar following an application by Gujarat police, prosecutor A K Choure told PTI.
Nagori is in Rewa Jail, while the other four are lodged in Indore prison, police said.
Armed with the warrants for taking the SIMI leaders to Gujarat under transit remand, Gujarat police team has gone to Indore for securing their custody.
The police team comprising 40 commandos will take the SIMI leaders by air to Gujarat, police said.
Soon after the Gujarat police accused Nagori and certain other SIMI activists of involvement in the serial blasts, a team of Gujarat police officials reached Madhya Pradesh to probe the connections.
Gujarat police claimed that Nagori and Kamruddin had hatched a conspiracy during "training camps" in Halol, Gujarat and Kerala for carrying out serial blasts in Gujarat.
Earlier, on March 27, 2008, Nagori along with 12 other SIMI activists were arrested from a house in Indore where they were gathered for a crucial meeting of the banned outfit.
They are currently lodged in various jails in Madhya Pradesh, police said.