From a moderate start to a dreaded terror outfit, the Students Islamic Movement of India has come a long way.
Though the theories attached to the shift in stance by SIMI are relatively old, Safdar Nagori, the most prominent face of the banned outfit, said in his confession statement before the Madhya Pradesh police that SIMI had decided to intensify operations in India in 2001 after it had been banned by the then National Democratic Alliance government.
Nagori in his confession statement admitted that he and his men had undertaken a massive recruitment drive.
Image: The impact of one of the blasts in Ahmedabad set some nearby vehicles on fire.
Text: Vicky Nanjappa | Photograph: PTI
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