Hindu Vivek Kendra
«« Back
Arrested SIMI secretary admits organisation's hand in Godhra incident

Arrested SIMI secretary admits organisation's hand in Godhra incident

Author: Vinay Krishna Rastogi
Publication: Mid-Day
Date: May 6, 2002
URL: http://midday.chalomumbai.com/05-06-2002/city/05-06-2002arrested.txt.htm

Secretary of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Noman Badra who was arrested here yesterday admitted, after a night long grilling, the involvement of SIMI in the Godhra incident in which six coaches of Sabarmati Express were torched.

Badra revealed to the sleuths of the Special Task Force that he is officiating on behalf of the State President of SIMI Shahid Badra Falahi who is currently languishing in Tihar jail, New Delhi.

He also admitted that many activists of the organisation are involved in distributing inflammable pro-Pakistani and anti-national literature. Badra admitted that he had been given responsibility to spread communal disturbance in Uttar Pradesh.

A letter written by Falahi from Tihar jail was also recovered from a hideout in Lucknow following grilling.

Sleuths said Badra was caught while inciting Muslims against the Godhra incident in minority dominated areas of Lucknow. It is learnt that he arrived in Lucknow with several cartons of objectionable literature by a summer special train from Kurla in Mumbai.

However, the Mumbai police are not aware of his links with Mumbai. According to M N Singh, police commissioner of Mumbai, "We have not been intimated about this. We have no information about the person's arrest or his links with Mumbai".

Intelligence sleuths are expected to raid many places in UP following information revealed by him.

Back                          Top

«« Back
  Search Articles
  Special Annoucements