[Reader-list] SIMI terror threatens Gujarat, cops on alert

Pawan Durani pawan.durani at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 16:46:06 IST 2010

The Gujarat Police has issued an alert following an intelligence input that
the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) could launch a terror
strike in the state.

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) had warned that SIMI had resumed its covert
activities in the state.

The alert has been forwarded to all district headquarters and police
stations by the Gujarat Police. Vadodara and Surat have been specially put
on the radar.

According to IB sources, SIMI has started operating under a pseudonym
'Wahadat-e-Islami' and is recruiting local youths. Under the guise of social
work for educational institutes and hospitals, SIMI cadres are networking
with unemployed youth to indoctrinate and recruit them.

The SIMI members were in contact with the Pakistan-based Al Sabab group
operating from the Maldives. The input has been corroborated by Salman, an
Indian Mujahideen operative arrested recently

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