The youth, suspected to be a SIMI activist and presently doing his internship after completing MBBS study, was picked up from his Senior Boys Hostel in SMS Medical College here and was later escorted to the Special Operation Group(SoG) headquarter for questioning, the college sources said. The police has also put a notice on the hostel's wall informing students about arrest of "a SIMI activist from the hostel and asking them to report to police if they noticed any suspicious activity in the hostel. Earlier, the Special Operation Group (SoG) of the Rajasthan police had nabbed seven suspected SIMI activists, including an AIIMS student and a private practitioner in Baran, Kota and Newai towns.
Although the police has not made any official statement over the arrests but officials and eye witnesses said they were picked up for their possible links with those SIMI activists, who are being tipped as suspects in serial blasts in Jaipur and elsewhere and believed to have provided shelter to the latter during their Kota, Baran and Newai visits.
The police has also seized SIMI-related literature from Dr Ishaq's clinic in Dada Bari in Kota from where he was arrested. The state police was also keeping a close vigil over the ongoing investigation and arrest of SIMI activists in last month's serial blasts in Ahmedabad.
A team of Rajasthan police has been sent to Gujarat to monitor the developments in investigation of Ahmedabad serial blasts as the masterminds of the blasts, Mufti Abdul Bashar Islahi and SIMI functionary Sajid Mansuri, were also suspected to be involved in the Jaipur serial blasts.
The duo, presently in the custody of Gujarat police, could have links with Jaipur blasts also as they used to visit the city frequently.