SIMI held meeting in Western Ghats: Shakeel

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Dharwad, Feb 14: Suspected terrorist Asif Mohammad's accomplice Shakeel Mali, who was arrested on Tuesday last, revealed that 32 activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had participated in its meeting at Castlerock on Goa-Karnataka border on the Western Ghats recently.

CoD sources said the activists from Dharwad had hired a vehicle and went for the meeting. A search for the activists, who had participated in the meeting, had commenced, the sources said. Shakeel had also revealed that he used to take people to the SIMI meeting, held thrice every month. Another CoD team, interrogating terror suspect Abdullah, had gone to Belgaum and Bijapur for further investigation. It was also questioning Belgaum hotelier Feroz Sanadi, son of former Deputy Mayor of Belgaum city municipal corporation.

Meanwhile, a delegation of minority community, led by former minister and legislator Jabbarkhan Honnalli and Ismail Kalebudde met Deputy Commissioner here and submitted a memorandum demanding extension of the ban on Pramod Mutalik's Rashtreeya Hindu Sena.

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