Thiruvanathapuram, Nov 25: A Special court of the National Investigating Agency has found 5 persons guilty in connection with the Panayikulam training camp case. The persons to be convicted at P S Shadully, Abdul Raseeq, Ansar Naqvi, Nisammudin and Shammas.
The case also known as the Aluva arms case was investigated by the NIA. The case papers stated that members of the SIMI had assembled at an auditorium at Aluva in Kerala in the year 2006.
It was alleged that a training camp was being conducted. The police also seized several documents which were propagating anti national slogans.
The NIA which took over the probe from the Kerala police had investigated this matter in-depth. It had found that several persons of the SIMI had assembled in the auditorium in a bid to plan anti national activities.
The NIA arrested several persons in connection with this case. It was found that a wave of strikes were being planned and hence provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act had been slapped.
In all there were 18 accused in the case. However, that was reduced to 17 after one turned approver. While 5 were convicted 11 have been acquitted.
One other person has been lodged in a juvenile home as he was a minor at the time of the case being booked.