Indore: The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court awarded life imprisonment to Former chief of Student Islamic Movement of India's (SIMI) Safdar Nagori, his brother Kamruddin Nagori and nine others, on Monday, for sedition and involvement in terror activities.
The verdict was pronounced by the special CBI Judge BK Paloda in the presence of public prosecutor, police and one of the accused Munroz Jaman who had been granted bail by the Supreme Court. The CBI court delivered the verdict through video conferencing as was requested for specifically by three accused Safdar, Ahmad Baig and Mohammad Yasin through an application moved by them after they recorded their statements on February 23 last.
The accused, namely, Munroz, Safdar Nagori, Kamruddin Nagori, Amil Parvez, Hafiz Hussain, Peedical Shivli, Peedical Shaduli, Ansar, Kamran, Ahmed Baig, Mohammad Yasin and were convicted under relevant sections of the Arms Act, Explosive Substances Act, Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act, for sedition, possession of illegal arms, ammunition and explosives and plotting terror activities.
After the bail was allowed to Munroz, he started crying and claimed that he was bring framed in the case. He is a medical student from Karnataka, who was in the court along with his father, was an active member of the banned student organisation.
Police had arrested Nagori and 10 other SIMI operatives from a flat in Sanyogitaganj area in Indore on March 26, 2008.
Arms, ammunition, radical literature and explosives were also recovered from a farmhouse in Choral where SIMI activists allegedly used to train its members in physical exercise, combat and organisation philosophy.
The accused had also revealed about a farmhouse run by them near Choral, where other SIMI recruits were trained and two more persons Shahzad and Nafeshar were arrested from there.