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The court of chief judicial magistrate AN Dave acquitted 122 persons arrested for being members of the banned outfit SIMI, giving them the benefit of doubt.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

20 years on, court acquits 122 people accused of SIMI links

PTI | , Surat
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 05:42 AM IST
The accused were held in 2001 under UAPA for allegedly being SIMI members and organising a meeting.
A view of the spot where the body of the victim was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A view of the spot where the body of the victim was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Hathras conspiracy: UP govt links Kerala journalist to SIMI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utkarsh Anand
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:08 AM IST
But the UP government, in its latest affidavit, has sought to highlight Kappan’s alleged association with the now-banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the PFI, besides discrediting KUWJ.
The Bhopal central jail.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Bhopal central jail.(HT FILE PHOTO)

6 SIMI members on hunger strike in Bhopal jail moved to hospital

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The six men were sentenced to life imprisonment for sedition and terrorist activities.
A Gujarat police team arrested Shahid Badr, the former chief of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his house in Azamgarh on late Thursday night in connection with a hate speech case registered against him in Kutch district of Gujarat 18 years ago.(HT File (Representative Image))
A Gujarat police team arrested Shahid Badr, the former chief of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his house in Azamgarh on late Thursday night in connection with a hate speech case registered against him in Kutch district of Gujarat 18 years ago.(HT File (Representative Image))

Gujarat police nab former SIMI chief in Azamgarh

Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:27 AM IST
Gujarat police inspector YP Sadeja said the case was registered against Shahid Badr under Sections 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 143 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code in a police station at Kutch in 2001 for delivering an inflammatory speech.
Deputy inspector general of police Vijay Bhushan said during preliminary investigation, it came to the light that Faiz visited Saudi Arabia in 2015 and worked there as a tailor.(AFP)
Deputy inspector general of police Vijay Bhushan said during preliminary investigation, it came to the light that Faiz visited Saudi Arabia in 2015 and worked there as a tailor.(AFP)

Ex-SIMI member accused of sedition held at Varanasi airport

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2019 08:58 AM IST
When Faiz provided his passport for checking, the emigration officer found that he was a former member of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and had been barred from leaving the country. An LOC had been issued against him in 2001.
Sutli, literally twine bombs are popular fire-crackers and burst during several functions and festivals. Other NIA officials said they have been used in the past.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Sutli, literally twine bombs are popular fire-crackers and burst during several functions and festivals. Other NIA officials said they have been used in the past.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Items seized from Delhi and Amroha can make IEDs, says NIA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 08:32 AM IST
The NIA last week busted an ISIS-inspired module in raids in 17 places in Delhi and UP’s Amroha and arrested 10 men. The men were part of an ISIS-styled module named Harkat-e-Harb-e-Islam.
Sources said Hizbul Mujahideen had laid the groundwork for major operations in UP between 1997 and 2001.(Representative image)
Sources said Hizbul Mujahideen had laid the groundwork for major operations in UP between 1997 and 2001.(Representative image)

Hizb raises its hood in UP after 18 years

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Hizbul Mujahideen tried to execute a major terror operation in UP, 18 years after the twin blasts in Arya Nagar that left 80 people injured on August 14, 2000.
Andrew Balbirnie struck a half-century to lead the chase. (FILE IMAGE)(IDI via Getty Images)
Andrew Balbirnie struck a half-century to lead the chase. (FILE IMAGE)(IDI via Getty Images)

Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets to level ODI series

Belfast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Propelled by a half century from Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland reached their target of 183 with six overs to spare.
Eight SIMI activists, who had escaped from Central Jail in Bhopal, were killed on October 31, 2016 in an alleged police encounter.(REUTERS)
Eight SIMI activists, who had escaped from Central Jail in Bhopal, were killed on October 31, 2016 in an alleged police encounter.(REUTERS)

SIMI encounter case: Supreme Court not inclined to interfere in commission’s report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2018 04:42 PM IST
A Supreme Court bench referred to the report of one-member commission and said there was no point in keeping the plea seeking independent probe into the case pending before it.
Irfan Qureshi is produced in court on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Irfan Qureshi is produced in court on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

16 years on, accused in 2002 BEST bus blast in Mumbai suburb arrested

Hindustan Times | By Manish Pathak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 10:33 AM IST
Blast had killed 2 and injured 49 people; Irfan Qureshi, the accused, was found in Aurangabad by the anti-terrorism squad
The surveillance on the alleged SIMI operatives increased significantly after eight of their colleagues escaped under controversial circumstances in October 2016, only to be killed in a police encounter soon afterwards(HT file photo)
The surveillance on the alleged SIMI operatives increased significantly after eight of their colleagues escaped under controversial circumstances in October 2016, only to be killed in a police encounter soon afterwards(HT file photo)

‘SIMI operatives’ in Bhopal jail being mentally and physically tortured: NHRC

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Director general jail dubs the report as one-sided and bereft of truth.
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