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SIMI operative reveals hit-list in narco-test
Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru | September 09, 2008 12:17 IST
Last Updated: September 09, 2008 12:35 IST
Kamruddin Nagori, brother of Students Islamic Movement of India chief Safdar Nagori, has revealed in his narco-test that some leaders of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad were on the hit-list of the banned outfit. SIMI [Images] was also planning to target an encounter specialist from Mumbai.
Nagori, who was arrested along with his brother Safdar and eight other SIMI activists in Indore earlier this year, underwent a narco analysis test at Hyderabad in which he revealed details about the hit-list and the change in SIMI's ideology.
SIMI had decided to target those people who had 'split Indian society and were responsible in causing a rift between Hindus and Muslims', Kamruddin said in his narco test. The organistaion decided to go after those people who were 'dangerous to the religious harmony of the country,' Nagori revealed.
He admitted that he had participated in various meetings of SIMI which were held in north Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh [Images].
Investigators told rediff.com that Nagori, along with his brother, played an active role in reshaping SIMI's ideology.
The Nagori brothers wanted to continue as SIMI members as the outfit provided them the chance to carry out various subversive activities. However, the other faction wanted them to quit as they were above the age of 30. This had led to a rift within SIMI, which eventually caused a split in the outfit.
Nagori was one of the main speakers at SIMI's Hubli meeting where he suggested that the age limit in the organisation should be done away with. The Nagori brothers also wanted the outfit to be renamed simply as Islamic Movement.
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