ATS gets leads on SIMI activists through seized computers

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Mumbai, Aug 14 (UNI) The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra has come across a few names of activists of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) from the database of computers, seized from the metropolis and it would soon be conducting a lie detector test on them activists as part of its ongoing investigations into the Gujarat serial blasts case.

Speaking to mediapersons here today, Joint Commissioner of Police Hemant Karkera said the ATS officials have seized some computers from the city that contain some names of SIMI activists, on whom the lie detector test will be conducted in due course of the investigation.

He said these activists have not been arrested as yet, but they have a few leads on them.

Mr Karkera said the report of polygraphic and lie detector test of American national Ken Haywood, which was conducted yesterday, is likely to be received early next week.

The ATS has set up 25 teams to investigate into the threatening email that had stated that the next target is Mumbai. The teams have spread across the state, and one team was also sent to Ahmedabad to help the local police there.

Ahead of the 'Independence Day' tomorrow and the forthcoming Ganesh festival, the city police have beefed up security in all the sensitive places and vital installations across the state.


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