17 SIMI men acquitted by Hubbali court
Bengaluru, April 30: The 1st Additional Magistrate court in Hubbali has acquitted 17 suspected SIMI activitsts in connection with various cases of terror.
The police had arrested Safdhar Hussain Nagori, several others in connection with terrorist activities in Hubli in the year 2008. [SIMI had big plans for South India]
The court while acquitting all the accused said that the prosecution has failed to prove the charges against them. [How the radical SIMI was born in Karnataka]
The police had arrested these persons after alleging that they were planning subversive activities in the state.
What the police had alleged
The police which conducted a series of raids arrested several persons from the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) also on January 30, 2008. It was alleged that they were involved in acts of terror and planned a series of blasts in coastal and North Karnataka.
The court while hearing the matter observed in its order that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges against all these persons. It said that it was acquitting all the accused in the case in the absence of any concrete evidence being brought on record.