New Delhi, July 31: The National Investigation Agency has released the latest pictures of four SIMI activists alleged to be involved in a series of terrorist activities which include inciting hatred and also the Church Street blasts of Bengaluru.
The NIA has put out a chart with their details (see below) along with their latest pictures. The NIA wanted chart has the before and after pictures of the activists.
These persons had escaped from the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh almost two years back. Two of them had been killed in an encounter at Telangana a few months back.
Several cases depend on arrest of these SIMI members:
The NIA had put up a bounty of Rs 10 lakh each for these persons. The NIA hopes to solve a host of cases once these persons are arrested.
The Church Street blasts case, a spate of robberies in Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, a blast a Bijanour have all been attributed to these persons according to the NIA.
There has been a massive manhunt for these members since they escaped from jail. Recent intelligence reports suggest that they are very much in South India and could have visited Bengaluru recently.
The NIA says that these persons have shuttled between the states of South India, but have concentrated more on Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
The Central, State Intelligence Bureau and the National Investigation Agency are working in tandem to ensure that these persons are nabbed. The NIA has also sought the assistance of the general public for any information that could lead up to these persons.
The NIA has listed four persons as hardcore activists of the SIMI. Shaikh Mahboob, Ajmad Khan alias Daud, Salik alias Sallu and Zakir alias Sadiq are the four persons who figure on the most wanted list of the NIA.
The NIA says that these accused persons are hardcore SIMI activists. They escaped from Khandwa Jail, Madhya Pradesh on October 1 2013. Besides the Bijnaur Blast case they are also involved in many heinous cases like bank robberies, murder and other cases at Madhya Pradesh and other parts of the country.