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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.
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