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Ahmedabad blasts: Police detain suspected SIMI activist
August 18, 2008 15:02 IST
The Indore police have detained a suspected activist of the Students Islamic Movement of India even as a Gujarat police team reached Madhya Pradesh [Images] on Monday to probe the Ahmedabad [Images] serial bomb blasts.
Top police sources said that the SIMI [Images] activist was detained on Sunday night, following a tip-off by the Gujarat police in connection with the blast case.
The arrested SIMI member was being questioned, sources said without disclosing his identity.
Nine persons were arrested by the Gujarat police on August 16 for their alleged involvement in the Ahmedabad blasts and they have allegedly disclosed that explosives used in the blasts were sent from Madhya Pradesh.
According to the Gujarat police, Safdar Nagori, the SIMI Madhya Pradesh unit chief who was arrested along with 12 others on March 27, 2008 from Indore, had trained SIMI activists in Halol Jungle in the state. Nagori has been lodged in Reva jail.
Sources said that soon after the arrival of the Gujarat police in Madhya Pradesh, they visited Ujjain to know the details of the SIMI network and their operation strategies. The two-member police team may also visit Malwa and Nimad areas, known as the base of SIMI.
They said that the Gujarat police may initiate steps to arrest Nagori 'for comprehensive questioning' with regard to blasts at several places across the country including Ahmedabad.
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