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Cop's statement recorded in sedition case against SIMI

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

A police officer, who deposed in a special court here today, recorded his statement and said that a haul of ammunition and inflammatory literature was recovered from SIMI leader Safdar Nagori and his 10 accomplices, who were arrested from Indore in March in 2008.

Burhanpur City Superintendent of Police (CSP) B P S Parihar, who appeared as a prosecution witness during hearing in the sedition case filed against the banned SIMI activists, corroborated that Nagori and other activists were arrested from Indore on the intervening night of March 27 and 28 in 2008, government prosecutor Vimal Mishra told reporters.

Parihar was posted as the incharge of Pithampur police station in Dhar district and had also probed the case lodged against the SIMI activists.

Mishra said that Parihar told Special Sessions Judge B K Paloda that a pistol, cartridges and "inflammatory literature" were seized from Nagori and others.

The officer said that the subject matter of the literature seized from the accused appeared to be "anti- national", Mishra said without divulging more details.

The accused have been charged with waging a war against the state, sedition, among other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Those who appeared before the court included Nagori, Aamil, Quamruddin, Shahduli, Ansar, Kamran, Ahmad Baig and Yaseen.

Security inside and around the court was tightened in view of the hearing in the case.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, August 31 2016. 21:32 IST