5 SIMI activists arrested in Indore

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Indore, Oct. 21 (ANI): Five activists of banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were arrested in Indore on Wednesday.

Two of the activists caught were wanted in the 2008 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad that killed 45 persons.

"ATS (Anti Terrorist Squad) and Indore Police in a join operation arrested five persons. Two of them are from Ujjain and three are from Khandwa. The two from Ujjain are wanted in the Ahmedabad bomb blast case that took place on 26th July, 2008. The arrested member from Khandwa is wanted for a case from the city," said Pawan Srivastav, ATS chief, MP.

The arrested members were identified as Mohammad Shafi, Yunus, Sheikh Sajid, Feroze and Arshad. They have been produced in the court.

The activists were reportedly residing in Indore.

No weapons or explosives were recovered from them.

"Two tape recorders, objectionable items and cash have been recovered from them. We have produced them in the court," said Sanjay Rana, IGP, MP.

Sixteen bombs rocked Ahmedabad city on 26th July 2008 killing at least 45 people, and a day after another series of bombings hit Bangalore.

A group called the "Indian Mujahideen" said it carried out the Ahmedabad attack, writing in an e-mail sent five minutes before the first blast. (ANI)

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