The chief of the Students Islamic Movement of India, Safdar Nagori has been sentenced to life by a court in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The court held Nagori guilty on charges of terror and ordered him to serve the rest of his life in jail.
The prosecution will appeal in the high court and seek a death sentence. Nagori too would appeal seeking quashing of the trial court verdict.
Nagori along with 10 other SIMI operatives were arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist squad on March 28, 2008. The ATS said that at the time of the arrest, they had found on Nagori and others explosive material along with detonators. Several weapons too had been found on them.
The prosecution argued that Nagori and his men had planned on carrying out terror strikes in several parts of the country. It was said that he had decided to avenge the ban that was imposed on the SIMI in 2002.