The Madhya Pradesh Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) have arrested four operatives of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). The four members, arrested on Tuesday and remanded to 10-day police custody on Wednesday, could have been involved in last year’s Jaipur bomb blasts according to police sources.
The police, however, maintained that there was no credible information to confirm their involvement in the blasts and anything conclusive could be said only after thorough investigation.
“There is no information suggesting a direct link between the Jaipur blasts with these men, but we are questioning them about the blasts,” said ATS chief Pawan Shrivastav.
Imamur Rahman, -- the former State secretary of SIMI in Madhya Pradesh and three others -- Amjad, Azaad and Afroz were nabbed on a tip off informing that they were trying to revive the banned organization.
The ATS informed that the four were actively engaged in fund-raising in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for this purpose. They have been booked under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Their counsel Naeem Khan, however requested the court to direct the police not to torture them mentally.