Safdar Hussain Nagori and other suspected members of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) today appeared before a court here which is conducting the trial of a sedition case against them. Nagori, Aamil Pervez, Shibli, Qamaruddin, Shahduli, Qamran, Ansar, Ahmed Baig and Yaseen were brought here from Ahmedabad prison and produced before Additional Sessions Judge B K Paloda amid tight security. Another accused, Manuroz, who is on bail, also appeared in the court. They were arrested from Indore in 2008 for sedition and waging a war against the country, among other offences.
Police alleged that they were planning terror attacks. Following the arrests, police recovered explosives, firearms, ammunition, etc, from a farmhouse near Indore. Prosecutor Vimal Mishra said Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay Kaithwas today deposed as a prosecution witness in the court about seizure of firearms, cartridges, propaganda literature, explosive material and other items during the raid on the farmhouse on the intervening night of March 26-27, 2008.
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