Five SIMI activists released on R-Day to go back to jail

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Bhopal, Feb 5 (PTI) Five activists of outlawed StudentIslamic Movement of India (SIMI) who had been released fromjail in Madhya Pradesh on the eve of Republic Day under theroutine amnesty provision, would be sent back to prison.

"The five SIMI activists who were released from Ujjaindistrict''s Khachrod sub-jail on Republic Day eve last monthwill be sent back to the jail soon, as the Madhya Pradeshgovernment has revoked the order of their remission," officialsources said here today.

Orders in this regard were issued last evening andefforts were on to bring them back to the jail, they said.

Ujjain Range Inspector General of Police, Upendra Jainsaid he received an order from the Jail Department that theUnlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 has also been addedamong sections, which will be out of the annual amnesty ambit.

This implies that the five SIMI activists who werejailed under this Act must be sent back to jail, he said.

The move comes apparently after saffron organisationsand various political parties expressed their displeasure atthe amnesty given to these activists by the Jail department.

Apart from revoking the remission order of SIMIactivists, the State government last evening also relievedPrincipal Secretary (Jails), Sudesh Kumar from his charge andsuspended Khachrod Jailer, Sanjeev Gandle, the sources said.

The five SIMI activists who were released on RepublicDay are: Zadeel Parvez, Ayaz alias Ashu, Akbar Kha, Meheruddinand Irshad Ali all residents of Unhel village in Ujjaindistrict.

They were arrested on charges of holding a terror campat Unhel village in September 2008 and were in judicialcustody since then. (More) PTI AS

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