Indian court convicts SIMI chief, 10 others for sedition, anti-national activities

The 11 men were arrested by the Special Task Force in March 2008. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India Feb 27, 2017, 08.33 AM (IST)

Eleven operatives of the banned Islamist organisation, Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), including its chief Safdar Hussain Nagori, have been convicted and awarded life-term by an Indian court for sedition.
 

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The 11 convicts were awarded life term by a special CBI court for possession of weapons, explosives and ammunition and also for plotting anti-national activities, Zee News reported.

Nagori is suspected to be the mastermind behind the serial blasts in 2008 that shook Ahmedabad.

He along with the 10 other convicts were arrested from Indore in 2008 for offences that included sedition and waging a war against the country. Police had alleged that they were planning terror attacks. 

The trial was going on before the Indore special CBI court following their arrest by the Special Task Force in March 2008.

 The convicts are presently imprisoned at the Sabarmati jail in Gujarat capital Ahmedabad.

(WION with inputs from Zee)