Former SIMI chief remanded to police custody

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:31 AM IST
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Sirajuddin Sainabulla, former national president of banned outfit Students Islamic Union of India (SIMI), was produced in a local court of Ujjain on Sunday. He will be on police remand till Wednesday, the court ordered.

A thirteen-years-old case for making provocative speech and trying to disturb communal harmony is pending against him in the Mahakaal police station of Ujjain.

Ujjain SP Rakesh Singh told Free Press that Sainabulla was produced in the court which later sent him on police remand till Wednesday.

Sainabulla was held along with a woman at Kochi airport on Saturday morning.

Apart from the case in Ujjain, he is also wanted in several other cases. He was in hiding in Dubai for quite some time. It is learnt that he is highly educated but instead of taking up any professional job, he got involved in SIMI activities and later became its national president.

Sources said that national intelligence agencies also played an important role in the arrest of Sainabula, who was held by the Madhya Pradesh ATS team.

Sainabulla was close to SIMI leader Safdar Nagori who was arrested along with several accomplices in Indore a couple of years back. Over the last few months, ATS has arrested several SIMI members from Bhopal, Ujjain, Ratlam, Khandwa and Jabalpur.

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