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Terrorism-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh since 2007

 

2017

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

February 10

Indore

ATS from Mumbai detained a suspected SIMI operative from Khajrana area of Indore (Madhya Pradesh). The suspect identified as Jadil Parvez was held from Khijrabad Colony in the area where he had been living since the past 2-3 months, ATS sources claimed. Jadil, who hails from Unhel town of Ujjain District, had allegedly been living with his sister Heena.

Non-violent
2 February 27 Indore

SIMI 'chief' Safdar Nagori and other 10 members of his terrorist outfit were sentenced to life imprisonment in a 2008 case of sedition by a special CBI court in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Special CBI judge B K Paloda convicted all 11 for sedition, collecting arms, ammunition and explosives with the intention to wage war against the nation and for being active members of a banned terrorist outfit. Nagori was the 'general secretary' of SIMI when it was banned. Besides 45-year-old Nagori, the others convicted are Hafiz Hussain (35), Aamil Parvaz (40), Shivli (38), Qamruddin (42), Shahduli (32), Qamran (40), Ansar (35), Ahmed Baig (32), Yasin (35) and Munroz (40).

"The judgment was delivered to 10 of the 11 accused through video-conferencing as they are lodged in Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad where they are being tried for the Ahmedabad blasts (Gujarat, 2008)," public prosecutor Vimal Mishra said. Only one of the accused, dental student from Karnataka Munroz, was in the Indore court and his father wept upon hearing the verdict.

Non-violent
3 March 7 Jabdi station / Shajapur District

In the first-ever strike in India by Islamic State (IS), a module radicalised by the terrorist organisation triggered a low-intensity blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train Madhya Pradesh, injuring 9 passengers. The incident occurred near Jabdi station in Shajapur District of Madhya Pradesh. A high alert has been sounded across the state after the explosion. IG (Law and Order) Makrand Deouskar said the explosion was caused by a pressure pipe bomb filled with ammonia nitrate kept inside a bag on the luggage rack.

Violent
4 March 7 Pipariya

Moments after the train blast, three men were held as they stepped off a bus near Pipariya in Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh and after they were interrogated they revealed of other suspects in Lucknow and Kanpur. Following a standard protocol, the information was shared with Central Intelligence agencies, which alerted the Uttar Pradesh Police and the state ATS. Three men arrested in Pipariya, Madhya Pradesh are identified as Danish Akhtar alias Jaffar, Aatish Muzaffar alias Al Kasim (both from Kanpur) and Syed Mir Hussain alias Humza a native of Aligarh, in Uttar Pradesh.

Non-violent
5 March 14 Khargone District

A 26-year-old man, identified as A Shaikh, was detained in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh by the Maharashtra ATS in connection with a case related to Islamic State (IS). He is being brought to Mumbai for questioning, a senior Police official said here. According to Police, Shaikh, who has completed his M.Tech, was allegedly in constant touch with one of the accused in the case, who was earlier arrested for his alleged links with the banned terror group. "Shaikh has not been placed under arrest so far. We are examining his role in the case," the official said without elaborating further.

Non-violent
6 March 14 Madhya Pradesh

The NIA has registered a FIR in the latest Islamic State (ISIS) inspired cases in the Madhya Pradesh and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) terror operations. The principal focus of the investigators would now be to digitally track the mastermind behind the modules, who is believed to be abroad. The move is to ensure that further radicalisation of Indian youth is stopped. After forces managed to identify a Lucknow terror module linked to ISIS, top intelligence sources had confirmed that search activities were initiated to find 20 odd youths who might have joined the Islamic radical group earlier and are now back in the country. As per information, all the 20 members - mostly based out of Kerala - were in Syria recently and might have returned to India to act on the radical groups agenda. While there have been no ISIS related terror activities in India, the Lucknow terror module raised a lot of security concerns for the country. The Centre has pinpointed five states where ISIS activists could surface, including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Intelligence operations have already commenced in these states for monitoring any kind of terror activity.

Non-violent
7 March 27 NS

Two of the three men arrested from Madhya Pradesh within hours of an explosion on board the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on March 7 have told the NIA that their original target was not this train but the Lucknow-Bhopal Pushpak Express on which they travelled the previous night, Indian Express reports on March 28. Atif Muzaffar and Syed Mir Husain told the NIA that they travelled in the Pushpak Express on March 6 with an explosives-filled bag, but could not plant it because of the "heavy rush" and "alert passengers".

Official sources said Atif bought three tickets for the Pushpak Express but throughout the journey, they could not find a suitable spot or the right time to plant the bomb. They got off at Bhopal railway station on March 7-morning where Atif and Danish made a last-minute decision to place the bomb on the passenger train that was waiting to leave for Ujjain. "After their failure to plant the bomb on the Pushpak Express, they got desperate. They managed to get into the last coach of the Bhopal-Ujjain train that was about to leave the station, left the bag filled with explosives and got off", sources said. The explosion left 10 persons injured.

From the question of the arrested men, the NIA has learnt that the four Saifullah included met each other in December 2015 and two months later, in February 2016, they decided to form a group in the name of jihad. "They rented a room in Lucknow where they gave themselves "code" names - Jiya Abu Ibrahim for Atif; Jafar Abu Ismail for Danish; Ali Abu Makaiel for Saifullah; and, Hamza Abu Waqas for Husain," sources said. Syed Mir Husain told his interrogators that they used the code names while interacting with each other, and also with the intention of hiding their original identities. "Saifullah had even made a fake ID card in the name of Ali," sources said.

For one year, from February 2016 to February 2017, the four travelled across the country, hoping to cross over into Pakistan from Jammu, Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan; or into Bangladesh, but found it was not as simple as they had imagined.

They also went to Kozhikode in Kerala to explore ways of "migrating to the Caliphate". While they did not meet with much success, they met several persons who they thought could help them establish contact with the IS, sources said. In July 2016, during Ramzan, Atif became the ameer (chief) of the group and the four took the oath of allegiance to the Islamic State.

Statement
8 August 1

Indore

A homoeopath doctor and his associate were arrested on August 1, in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) for allegedly printing FICNs in invalid denomination of INR 500. Police seized five pieces of the notes from Dr Deepesh Yadav (34) and his aide Krishna Rathore (21). Pardeshipura Police Station in-charge Rajiv Tripathi said they also seized a computer, a scanner and a printer used for printing the notes from the duo. "We are interrogating them to find out how many such fake notes they have circulated so far," he added.

Non-violent
9 August 9

Gwalior

Madhya Pradesh ATS in a joint operation with Punjab Police arrested three men and busted a terror module that sources say had direct links with Pakistan's ISI backed banned terror outfit ISYF. The arrests were made from Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior city. Those arrested have been identified as Balvinder Gill, Balkar Singh and Sathyendra Rawat. The trio was picked up from their hideouts in Dabra, Chinor and Dulpura area of Gwalior. Two of them were also associated with KLF, said officials.

Non-violent
10 August 10

Gwalior

The three men arrested on August 9 night by Madhya Pradesh ATS and Punjab Police had supplied pistols to pro-Khalistan militants for targeted political killings in Punjab. The arrested trio includes cousin of a Canada-based Khalistan separatist leader. The three were identified as Balkar Singh (45), Balwindar Singh (28) and Satyendra Rawat (26) from Dabra, Thatipur and Chinor areas of Gwalior District. According to key sources connected with the joint operation, Balkar was originally a native of Gurdaspur District of Punjab, who had migrated to Gwalior District over three decades back and was primarily engaged in agriculture.

Non-violent
11 August 29

Khandwa

Three SIMI members were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Bhopal special court for attempted murder of a BJYM activist in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa town in 2009. While BJYM president Pramod Tiwari had escaped unhurt, a BJYM activist, Dubey was critically injured in the attack that took place on the night of January 2, 2009. There were seven accused in the murder case, but four of them were killed in an alleged encounter near Bhopal in 2016. Besides Abu Faisal - who was the key conspirator in the attack and is facing trial in other terror-related cases - Abdullah Hussain and Raquib were sentenced to life imprisonment for attempt to murder Dubey. The trio were also sentenced to 10 years in jail for the attempt on Tiwari's life by Special Judge Girish Dixeet. Both the sentences will run concurrently.

Non-violent
12 September 26

Bhopal

The 'chief' of the SIMI, Abu Faisal and Sarafat Ali, have been sentenced to three years imprisonment each by the CJM Court in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, in connection with the Khandwa jail break. A fine has also been imposed on both of them. The jailed duos have been named in the controversial Khandwa jail break of 2013. The SIMI is said to be involved in similar incident in 2016 where eight SIMI terrorists were killed in an encounter after escaping from the Bhopal Central Jail.

Non-violent
13 October 26

Bhind

The Beed Police and Madhya Pradesh (MP) Police team jointly neutralised a FICN racket, seizing fake currency worth INR 1,50000 in denomination of INR 100 and INR 50 from Sayed Shakoor Shabir and arrested him in a joint action from an unknown location. According to Beed Police sources, MP Police had arrested one Kartar Singh who was circulating fake notes of INR 61,000 in market at Bhind in MP. He confessed that he got fake currency from Shabir hailing from Beed. MP Police team With the help of Beed Police raided house of Shabir and seized FICN along with printing material and machines from his possession.

Non-violent
14 October 29

Patnipura

Five men were arrested, for printing and distributing FICN in Indore. The members of an inter-state gang have till now printed INR 10,00,000 in fake notes in the denominations of INR 2,000, INR 500 and INR 100 and consignments were also sent to other states. Police recovered INR 2,60,000 fake notes from their possession. Working on a tip off, Police arrested five persons found trying to use the notes in Patnipura area.

Non-violent
15 November 5

Bhopal

An absconding accused involved in printing FICNs and circulating them in market, identified as Abhishek Chouhan was arrested by Bhopal city crime branch in Betma in Indore District. He was on the run after his five accomplices were arrested a few days ago. ASP (crime) Amarendra Singh said that following a tip off about the presence of accused Abhishek Chouhan in his residence in Betma, a joint team of crime branch and MIG Police Station reached Betma and arrested him. A printer, cutter and fake notes amounting INR 7,100 were also recovered from the accused.

During sustained interrogation, the accused told Police that he works with a company in Pithampur. Prime accused of the gang Naresh had given him lift on his bike in Pithampur a few days ago following which they became friends. Naresh told him that he prints FICNs of INR 2000, 500 and 100 at home. Later, Naresh gave him fake notes of INR 5,000 to circulate it in the market. Abhishek later started printing fake notes with Naresh and accused Rameshwar at their home in Pithampur. To circulate the notes in the market, they included Rajesh, Chandrashekhar and Nandu in their group. Abhishek also confessed to circulate fake notes in Indore, Dhar and Ujjain as well.

Earlier, Crime Branch team had arrested five accused named Naresh Pawar, Narendra Chouhan, Rajesh Mali, Chandrashekhar Parmar and Rameshwar Parihar a week ago in connection with the printing of FICN and recovered INR 2.60 lakh from them. The investigation is underway into the case

Non-violent
16 November 6

Ujjain

Gujarat ATS picked up one person, identified as Uruzkhan Pathan of Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) for questioning in connection with the firearms which were to be supplied to alleged Islamic State (IS) operatives, Ubaid Mirza and Kasim Stimberwala who were arrested by Gujarat ATS on October 25. According to the FIR registered by ATS, both Mirza and Stimberwala were planning to carry out 'lone wolf' attacks on a synagogue in Khamasa area of Ahmedabad city to kill Jews. Senior ATS officials said that Pathan had been picked up but not yet arrested. He works at a bakery in Ujjain. "During Pathan's interrogation, it came to light that Ubaid Mirza had met him in Delhi," said a senior ATS official. Later, Ubaid had phoned Pathan and asked him to arrange for an imported pistol and some ammunition.

Senior ATS officials said they suspect that Pathan knew that the weapons were to be used for a lone wolf attack on the Synagogue in Khamasa area of Ahmedabad. "On the directions of Ubaid, Stimberwala had recced the Synagogue on 12th of September with logistic support from two in Ahmedabad. Both Ubaid and Stimberwala were to flee to Jamaica after the attack to take shelter with a radical preacher named Mohammed el Faisal who was born as William Forrest" a senior ATS official added. Sources in ATS also said Ubaid was in contact with one Zabiullah of Tamil Nadu who was to help him smuggle gold with the help of one air hostess based in Tamil Nadu. "We have dispatched a team to Tamil Nadu to record the statement of Zabiullah and track the air hostess," an ATS officer said.

Non-violent

2016

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 20

Madhya Pradesh

A high alert has been sounded in Madhya Pradesh after a suspected terrorist, Syed Ahmed in custody escaped by jumping off a moving train near Itarsi railway station in Hoshangabad District. "Syed Ahmed had been arrested in Vellore in Tamil Nadu from where he was being taken on Raptisagar Express on a court warrant to Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh]. He managed to jump off the train when it was running slow near the Itarsi station," Hoshangabad Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Pratap Singh said. Ahmad had threatened to blow up a number of places, including a 'dargah' (Sufi shrine) in Lucknow, and had a number of cases registered against him in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, he said.

Non-violent
2 February 1

Putli Ghar area / Bhopal

The NIA arrested a 24-year-old terror suspect, identified as Azhar Iqbal from Putli Ghar area of Bhopal as part of the agency's crackdown on alleged sympathisers of Islamic State (IS). A resident of Barkheda in Madhya Pradesh's Raisen District, Iqbal was said to be hiding in the residence of one Laik Ahmed before NIA sleuths apprehended him, sources said.

According to the sources, he used to move around with some members of the group and even attended some of its meetings. Conspiracy to carry out terror attacks was purportedly discussed at these meetings. NIA is investigating a large scale conspiracy in which young men from across the country were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks in the name of the IS.

Non-violent
3 February 16 Khandawa District

In a joint operation, the Odisha Police, Telangana Police, Central Intelligence Bureau and Tactical Wing of Odisha SoG arrested five suspected SIMI cadres, including a woman member, from Quereshi Mohalla area in Rourkela in Sundergarh District. The arrested cadres were identified as Mehboob alias Guddu (27), Amzad Khan alias Dowd (27), Zakir Khan alias Sadik (32), Mahammed Salik alias Sallu (32) and Nazma, mother of Maheboob, all hailing from Khandawa District in Madhya Pradesh. According to Arun Sarangi, the arrested SIMI rebels were involved in at least 17 explosions in Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Besides, they were also carrying out anti-social activities in Bihar and Jharkhand. In 2013, all the terrorists had escaped from Khandwa Jail in Madhya Pradesh and were hiding in Rourkela since then. After the jailbreak, the terrorists killed two Police personnel during a bank loot incident in Telangana. They decamped with INR 48 lakh from the bank. The extremists also killed a Policeman in Madhya Pradesh. They were also involved in several train robbery cases and a bank loot incident in Sundargarh District of Odisha.

Non-violent
4 March 13 Madhya Pradesh

Bomb making literature of al Qaeda is emerging as favourite guidebook for SIMI and IM operatives in India. Ongoing interrogation of the four suspected SIMI operatives arrested on February 17, 2016 from Rourkela city area in Sundergarh District of Odisha revealed that they and other lone wolf attackers had learnt from al-Qaeda literature how to make bombs and trigger blasts in the country. The four SIMI men who had escaped from Tantya Bheel Jail in Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh on October 1, 2013 have revealed during questioning by intelligence agencies and MP ATS, that they had learnt how to make low intensity pressure bombs out of al-Qaeda's bomb making literature.

It was revealed that the pipe borne explosives were subsequently triggered with the help of timer device in May 2014 in the Bengaluru-Guwahati Express train at Chennai railway station. Similar explosive was used to trigger blast in the Faraskhana Police Station premises at Pune in July 2014, central intelligence and MP ATS sources stated on March 14.

A similar explosive blasted while being prepared by the SIMI men at their hideout in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor, resulting in severe burn injuries to one of them, Sheikh Mehboob alias Guddu in September 2014. The four SIMI operatives, including Sheikh Mehboob alias Guddu, Zaqir, Amjad and Mohammad Saliq, who were arrested from their hideout in Odisha's Rourkela District on February 17 are presently being grilled by MP ATS and central intelligence agencies.

Non-violent
5 March 19 Ujjain District / Madhya Pradesh

Police seized a cache of explosives, including detonators from a bag stashed in a hostel room in Ujjain District of Madhya Pradesh, ringing alarm bells about a possible terror strike at the Mahakumbh. The seizure comes exactly a month after the arrests of runaway SIMI operatives who had enacted the daring Khandwa jailbreak. Owner of the bag, Sajid Khan, had checked into Room No. 212, Atishay Sheel Jain Hostel on March 18 after showing his Aadhaar card at the counter. He left the room soon after dumping his luggage and told the manager he was going out for lunch.

Non-Violent
6 June 19 Belgam

Gujarat ATS arrested a suspected SIMI operative, Nasir Rangrez, wanted in the July 26, 2008 serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, from Khade Bazar Road of Belgam in Karnataka. According to officials who arrested Rangrez, he was part of larger conspiracy, hatched by terror outfits IM and SIMI, to spread terror in Gujarat to avenge the killings of Muslims during post-Godhra riots. "Before carrying out the blasts in the city, Rangrez along with many other accused associated with SIMI and IM recruited Muslim men to take revenge of riots and provided them training at Pavagadh in Gujarat, Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh and Waghamon in Kerala," official statement said.

Non-violent
7 August 12

Khandwa

The Crime Branch of Odisha Police filed the charge sheet against five SIMI activists arrested in February at the Rourkela SDJM court in Sundergarh District. The four SIMI militants and a woman, Najma (mother of Sheikh Mehmood, one of the four) were arrested by the Police from a rented house in Rourkela on February 16, 2016. All of them are residents of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh and were among the most-wanted terrorists in the country. The NIA had announced an INR 10 lakh reward on each of their heads.

Non-violent
8 October 31

Bhopal

ATS of MP Police killed eight suspected SIMI cadres in Bhopal. They were killed 10 kilometres away from a prison in city outskirts. Two policemen were also injured in the encounter which lasted for nearly an hour.

The slain militants were identified as - Mohammad Aqeel Khilji alias Abdullah s/o Mohammad Yusuf, Mehboob Guddu alias Malik s/o Ismail of Khandwa (MP), Mohammad Khalid Ahmad s/o Mohammad Saleem of Sholapur Maharashtra, Mujeeb Sheikh alias Akram alias Wasim alias Nawed alias Nitin alias Faizan alias Chintoo alias Yusuf s/o Zamal Ahmad resident of Juhapura (Ahmedabad) Gujarat, Amzad s/o Ramzan Khan, Zakir Hussein Sheikh alias Vicky don alias Vinay Kumar s/o Badalul Hussein and Abdul Majid s/o Mohammad Yusuf of Ujjain (MP).

Theses militants had escaped from a prison at the outskirts of Bhopal. "Eight SIMI activists had escaped around 2-3am [October 31] by killing a jail security guard," DIG Bhopal Raman Singh had said. Their location was detected near Manikheda area under Gunga police station following information from local villagers. "When they were confronted by a few the villagers, they started pelting stones. Villagers mistook them as robbers and alerted the police. When they were asked to surrender, they opened fire forcing police to retaliate," said Inspector General Yogesh Chaudhary who was part of the operation. They were carrying date and other food materials with them. Efforts are being made to trace identity of those who supported them in the jail break.

Violent
9 October 31

Bhopal

Modus operandi of Bhopal prison break same as 2013 Khandwa jailbreak. The fugitives also used bed sheets as ropes to scale the towering wall before escaping on two bikes parked in the jail premises. They had also broken the bathroom wall in their escape bid. Two Constables who confronted them had suffered stab injuries. There was also a exchange of fire by the security forces who tried to prevent the escape, but it ended in vain. Banned in 2001, the SIMI has alleged links with home-grown terror outfit IM and several of its top leaders have been in jail.

Non-violent
10 November 1

Bhopal

Of the eight SIMI militants killed by the Madhya Pradesh Police in the outskirts of Bhopal, four -- Sheikh Mahboob alias Guddu, Amjad Khan alias Dawood, Zakir Hussein alias Sadiq and Mohammed Salik alias Sallu were arrested by the Telangana Police in a joint operation in Rourkela in Odisha in February, 2016. They were wanted in criminal cases registered in Telangana. Along with the four SIMI activists, Mahboob's mother Nazma Bi was also arrested by Telangana Counter Intelligence sleuths and the Odisha Police in the joint operation. After October 31 encounter in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana Police officials confirmed that the four were also named as accused in the April 2015 killing of a Constable and a home guard at Suryapet town in Nalgonda District in Telangana.

Non-violent
11 November 1

Bhopal

Underground members of the banned SIMI may use the Bhopal encounter, in which eight suspected SIMI terrorists were killed, to instigate Muslims against the central government and Madhya Pradesh government. Intelligence agencies have warned that SIMI may start its anti-national operations again with fresh recruitment. Intelligence agencies are of the view that the banned outfit would use Bhopal encounter to instigate Muslim youth to carry out terror attacks.

Non-violent
12 November 3

Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh (MP) High Court rejected bail plea of suspected SIMI cadre - Mohammad Sajid alias Sheru for the third consecutive time. Sajid, a resident of Ujjain, was arrested by MP ATS from Jabalpur in June 2011 along with eight others, including Mehboob Guddu and Sheikh Mujeeb, who were killed by Police On October 31 after jailbreak incident. Charged with robbery in Piplia Mandi, Mandsaur District, Sheru was arrested by MPATS in an operation called "Operation Vijay" from a rented place in Ahmednagar Mohalla near Raja Chowk in Jabalpur with other SIMI/IM cadres. His first bail application was dismissed with direction to the trial court to conclude the trial within 15 months after framing of charge within one month. Second application was dismissed in view of earlier order dated January 20, 2016.

Non-violent
13 November 6

Bhopal

The Madhya Pradesh state government has ordered a probe into the escape of eight SIMI terror accused from Bhopal Central Jail, and senior Police officers in Madhya Pradesh have admitted that the jailbreak was not the result of lax policing, but an 'insider job', because of several discoveries that have alarmed investigators. A senior police officer said that the extent of insider help for the escape of the SIMI men was 'staggering'. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh also said that it was "impossible to escape without inside collusion" and alleged that the jailbreak was facilitated by "funding from outside".

Non-violent
14 December 2

Bhopal

The eight suspected SIMI operatives who were killed in an alleged encounter after their escape from Bhopal Central Jail on October 31, dreamed of fighting for Islamic State (IS), according to Police sources. This was disclosed to the Police by nine other SIMI activists who are lodged in the jail, said sources privy to the jailbreak investigations. The escapees, especially AqeelKhilji, Amjad, Zakir and Mehboob, harboured wish of joining the IS fighters in Syria, sources said quoting the SIMI men. Despite knowing about the shrinking IS base in Iraq and Syria, the eight were determined to go to that country, police said. Police also claimed that the SIMI men had often planned to flee India via Nepal with the help of contacts in Uttar Pradesh and eastern India.

Non-violent
15 December 18

Shahdol District

Madhya Pradesh Police neutralised a FICN racket and arrested two persons for printing FICN in Shahdol District. Copies of FICN worth INR 2,000 in new currency notes and printing materials like printer and scanner were confiscated from the counterfeiters. An inquiry has been launched into the matter.

Non-violent
16 December 22

Chhatarpur District

Police arrested two persons, identified as Dharmendra Singh (26) and Kamta Prashad (26) and recovered FICNs worth of INR 2.92 lakh from Kanchanpur village of Bundelkhand region in Chhatarpur District. The youth were circulating the notes in the rural area of the region. After a tip-off, the Police recovered 146 fake currency notes worth INR 2.92 lakh, said SDO of Police, Luvkush Nagar, LS Mishra.

Non-violent

2015

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Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 26

Bhopal District

A man, identified as Zahoor Khan was arrested, along with FICN worth INR 5,60,000 from Habibganj railway station in Bhopal District of Madhya Pradesh. "Sehore-resident Zahoor Khan brought the fake currency from Malda in West Bengal. He had arrived in the Dakshin Express. He was dealing in counterfeit currency for the past 7-8 years and is expected to have pumped duplicate currency worth Rs 10 lakh so far," said ASP Shailendra Singh Chouhan.

Non-violent
2 February 6

Old Pandhurna in Chhindwara District

Maharashtra ATS along with the Madhya Pradesh Police carried out raid at a house owned by Khusal Madankar in old Pandhurna in Chhindwara District in Madhya Pradesh and recovered huge amount of ammunition and explosive materials. Police have recovered 1,768 electric detonators, 612 sticks of Kelvex power 90 Class-2 explosive, 840 feet Detonating cord, one exploder and other related equipments. Police registered a case against two persons, identified as Mukesh Sankhla and Rajmal Sankhla, both belong to Bhilwada District in Rajasthan. The accused have been booked under the Indian Explosive Substance Act-1908. Investigation of the crime is being done by Chhindwara Police. ATS Nagpur unit is interrogating the accused for any suspected link with anti-national elements, terror outfits or Naxal elements.

Non-violent
3 February 22

Hoshangabad District

The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Narendra Modi Government over a security breach in the printing of currency at a mint in Hoshangabad District in Madhya Pradesh. Acting on a PIL filed earlier this month, the court has asked how lapses led to the printing of bank notes with threads having Arabic inscriptions on them in 2012. The security thread is one of the key distinguishing features in a bank note to prevent counterfeiting. The PIL says the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India at Hoshangabad practically printed fake notes.

Non-violent
4 February 27

Bhopal railway station

Two persons, identified as Sujeet Singh and Gausul Azim were arrested at Bhopal railway station in Madhya Pradesh for possessing FICN worth INR 2.70 lakh, the Crime Branch claimed. Both the accused are the residents of West Bengal. D Sreenivasa Varma, DIG of Police, Bhopal zone, said following a tip-off, two persons were detained from the railway station. When Police searched their bags and baggage, fake currency worth INR 2.70 lakh was recovered. "They were given money by one Mantu Sekh, a resident of West Bengal, and asked to hand over to one Zahoor Khan alias Pahalwan. Though, they were not aware that Zahoor has been arrested by the crime branch," said Varma. The accused were produced in the court and remanded to the Police custody till March 3.

Non-violent
5 April 15

Ratlam

Five persons from Madhya Pradesh, identified as Imran Khan Muhammad Sharif, Wasim Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Anwar and Mazhar arrested from the town of Ratlam were part of an IS-linked jihad cell planning strikes in India. Imran Khan Muhammad Sharif, the leader of the five accused is alleged to have been recruited online by an Indian jihadist he knew as "Yusuf" - code, investigators say, for Karnataka-born Muhammad Shafi Armar, a fugitive IM operative now leading group of Indians fighting with the IS.

Non-violent
6 April 29

Satna railway station

A joint team of CBI's Delhi and Jabalpur unit arrested two persons, identified as Bablu and Rajeev Gupta from Satna railway station in Madhya Pradesh and seized a superfine quality of FICN with a face value of INR 1,049,000 from their possession.

Non-violent
7 May 6

Madhya Pradesh

The IS linked terror module (Madhya Pradesh) was being persuaded by its Syria-based handlers to target BJP and RSS leaders, apart from Police officers, outside Madhya Pradesh. Sources in the intelligence agencies said the five-member group had, on the instructions of one Yusuf-Al-Hindi, acquired two pistols and learnt how to assemble IEDs from locally available explosives.

Non-violent
8 May 7

Madhya Pradesh

The UMHA has written to the Madhya Pradesh Government proposing a probe by the NIA into the IS-linked module arrested on April 15 in Ratlam. "We have asked Madhya Pradesh if it has any objections to handing over the case to NIA, given its international linkages. Once the state authorities give their clearance, a formal notification transferring the case to the NIA will be issued," a senior UMHA officer stated.

Non-violent
9 May 14

Bhopal

A week after Bhopal Police arrested Waqar Khan a 43-year-old man running a private security agency on May 9 with possession of wireless sets tuned to banned frequencies of Army and police, Police seized around 70 more wireless sets from him. He is on a Police remand till May 19. State ATS, military intelligence and related agencies have joined investigations following its international ramifications.

Non-violent
10 June 11 Sehore

Two SIMI cadres were awarded two years' rigorous imprisonment for indulging in unlawful activities, in Sehore (Madhya Pradesh). The sentence was awarded by Judicial Magistrate Pravendra Kumar Singh to Abdul Karim and Rafiq Khan for having indulged in unlawful activities in 2008, Assistant Public Prosecutor Savita Salika said.They were arrested on April 6, 2008, while distributing "objectionable" material against India. The Police also recovered a diary which had names as well as addresses of SIMI activists in different places of Madhya Pradesh: Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Mahidpur and Chachouda, besides pamphlets, Salika said. The court also imposed a fine of INR 2,000 on each of the two.

Non-violent
11 October 30 Bhopal

Chief of Madhya Pradesh unit of banned SIMI, Abu Faisal alias Doctor, was pronounced guilty for the murder of anti-terrorist squad constable Sitaram Yadav by a special court in Bhopal. Sitaram Yadav, who tracked down the SIMI terror network in the state, was shot on a highway in Khandwa District by Faisal and his gang on November 29, 2009. Special judge B S Bhadoria will state quantum of punishment on October 31. Another accused Mehtab was convicted under Arms Act in the same case.

Non-violent
12 October 31 Bhopal

A special court at Bhopal awarded life imprisonment to the 'chief' of Madhya Pradesh unit of SIMI, Abu Faisal alias Doctor. Doctor was found guilty of murdering an ATS Constable Sitaram Yadav in 2009. Besides murder, court also sentenced him to life imprisonment under section 16A of UAPA. The SIMI operative participated in the hearing through video conferencing.

Non-violent
13 November 4

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Police sounded a high alert in the State following intelligence input of possible terror strike during the coming festive season. DGP Surendra Singh has ordered all the SP for stepping up the security in their respective Districts in the wake of the possible strike from terror groups including the banned outfit, SIMI.

Non-violent
14 November 25 Bhopal

Police arrested one person, identified as Rahul Shahi and seized nine FICN of INR 100 denomination from his possession, in Bhopal.

Non-violent
15 December 25

Neemrani village / Khargone District

Police arrested five persons along with FICN with a face value of INR 5,800 at Neemrani village in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh. Those arrested have been identified as Rajvinder Singh, Krishna Tilakraj Gupta, Shyanu Kishan Gupta, Rahil Kishan Gupta and Lucky, all residents of Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir). Another member of the gang, Aju Lalgarh, however, managed to flee the spot along with a bag containing fake currency.

Non-violent

2014

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 16

MP

Abu Faisal, the alleged chief of IM Madhya Pradesh module and his gang were holed up in a CPI-Maoist-infested forest in Odisha for more than a week after escaping from a prison in Khandwa District.

Non-violent
2 January 30 MP

Three SIMI operatives Safdar Nagori, Kamruddin and Mohamad Shafi were produced before three different courts in connection with old cases in Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh).

Non-violent
3
February 3 MP

A SIMI cadre, identified as Juber, was arrested by The ATS from Nagori Mohalla in Mahidpur area of Ujjain District. 200 detonators, gelatin rods and explosive powder were recovered from his possession.

Non-violent
4
February 4 MP

Two persons, identified as Irshad (19) and Zafar Pathan (19), were arrested along with FICN with the face value of INR 16,500 from Afzalpur area of Mandsaur District.

Non-violent
5
February 5 MP

A SIMI cadre, identified as Irfan, was arrested by the ATS near Ujjain city of Ujjain District.

Non-violent
6 April 27 Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh ATS arrested suspected SIMI activist, identified as Gulrez Mustafa from Bhopal railway station.

Non-violent
7 May 5 Bhopal

SIMI activist Gulrez Mustafa was produced in the court after his Police remand expired and he has been sent to jail till May 13.

Non-violent
8 May 12

Madhya Pradesh

ATS, in a charge-sheet filed against 12 SIMI operatives, including its MP 'chief', Abu Faisal before CJM Pankaj Maheshweri stated that MP Ujjain module of SIMI led by Irfan Nagori had drawn an explosive jailbreak blueprint to free their leader Safdar Nagori from Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad.

Non-violent
9 May 21 Madhya Pradesh

Interrogation of SIMI operatives by Madhya Pradesh ATS revealed that the organisation wants to be the real face of home-grown terror, swearing allegiance to Taliban and al Qaeda, looking beyond ISI patronage enjoyed by IM.

Non-violent
10 May 21 Madhya Pradesh

SIMI Madhya Pradesh 'chief' Abu Faisal told the ATS that they had plans to take American tourists hostage and use them as a bargaining chip to free Aafia Siddiqui, convicted al Qaeda 'financer'.

Non-violent
11 May 25

Madhya Pradesh

Haider Ali alias Black Beauty, the alleged Patna blast accused wanted to build a splinter group of the banned SIMI by inducting fringe elements, who were on the run after Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) jailbreak. Jailbreak mastermind and state's SIMI ''chief'' Abu Faisal had met Haider before his arrest in Barwani District on December 24, 2013.

Non-violent
12 May 27

Madhya Pradesh

Intelligence agencies have established a link between IM operatives who carried out serial blasts at Patna in October 26, 2013, and the seven activists of SIMI who had escaped from the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh on October 1, 2013. Sources said IM operative Haider Ali, during interrogation, confessed that he used to receive money from Abu Faisal who was the leader of SIMI in Khandwa. Of the seven SIMI activists, three including Abu Faisal, were arrested again.

Non-violent
13 May 30

Madhya Pradesh

IM operative Haider Ali alias Black Beauty admitted that Abu Faizal alias Doctor, the self-styled head of the Madhya Pradesh unit of SIMI had funded the Bodh Gaya and Patna blasts last year. During the sustained interrogation, Haider told the NIA team that it was Faizal who was the brain behind the five bank robberies in MP, including a Mallapuram heist in Khandwa in which Rs 1.25 crore was looted in October last year. Haider's confession has helped the investigating agency to establish the link between IM and SIMI.

Non-violent
14 June 6 Bhopal

NIA which is investigating Patna blasts on October 27, 2013 suspects that money generated from a robbery at the Bhopal branch of Muthoot Finance in August, 2010 was used in the terror operation.

Non-violent
15 June 8 Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Police arrested three people in Bhopal and neutralised a fake lottery racket operated from Pakistan.

Non-violent
16 June 9 Bhopal

A special judge remanded two of three accused in fake lottery case to Police custody till June 12, 2014. Those remanded to CID custody were Vishnu Prajapati and Brijesh Patel. Third accused in the case was sent to judicial remand till June 23, 2014.

Non-violent
17 June Ujjain

Police arrested one person, Deepak Gome from Tower Chowk in Ujjain along with FICN with a face value of INR 9,300. Gome told the Police that he had acquired FICN of INR 15,000 in exchange for INR 5,000 from a person named Bunty of Jaora in Ratlam District. Madhavnagar TI R K Singh said series OFB 846489, 3RC731187 and 4Ed527502 were printed on the recovered notes.

Non-violent
18 July 10 Bhopal

The Nagpur unit of Maharashtra ATS plan to take custody of Abu Faisal, alias 'doctor', failed due to Bhopal Jail's inability to provide security escort to the alleged culprit whose name has been linked to several terrorist activities across the country. The Bhopal Jail's warrant, stating their inability, was produced before Judicial Magistrate first class DS Parwani. Faisal had formed a sub-unit within cadres of banned SIMI called 'Maal-e-Ganimat' with an objective to raise fund for terror activities by robbing non-believers.

Non-violent
19 August 21 Indore

Application of IM operatives, who had sought permission to meet their family members on court premises during hearing at Indore local court in Madhya Pradesh was rejected on security grounds. IM operatives Mobin and Ameen, who were allegedly involved in Ahmedabad serial blast that occurred in 2008, are currently in Mumbai jail along with 17 other accused. They were produced before third Additional Sessions Judge PK Sinha in Indore in connection with cases of bank robberies in city.

Non-violent
20 September 12 Jabalpur District

Madhya Pradesh ATS arrested one person associated with SIMI from Jabalpur District tracing incoming and outgoing calls on one of the mobile phones left by Khandwa jailbreak (October 1, 2013) fugitives before they escaped from their hideout in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor District.

Non-violent
21 October 6

Satna District

Police busted a gang involved in making FICNs and seized 11,000 notes of INR 100 denomination after a raid at a fake currency printing unit in Satna District of Madhya Pradesh. Four people, identified as Sonu Pathak (20), Manoj Pandey (30), Prasenjit Mishra (27), and Ashish Sharma have been arrested and equipment used for printing notes was also detained from the premises.

Non-violent
22 October 9

Chhindwara District

Madhya Pradesh Police arrested three persons, identified as Babulal Sahu, and Parsuram Sahu of Harrai village in Chhindwara District and Anupam Majumdar of West Bengal, from Chhindwara District with FICN of INR 568,000. Police suspect it as a module of an international syndicate allegedly involved in pumping Pakistan-made superfine quality FICNs into remote tribal areas of the state. Police have also come across more links of the syndicate. DIG Chhindwara range, Umesh Joga said that "Chhindwara now has the second highest circulation of FICNs because of tribal population. We have dispatched our team to West Bengal for further investigation."

Non-violent
23 October 28 Khandawa

The terrorists, who had escaped from the Jatana area of Bijnor in UP after a low-intensity bomb blast on September 12, were also involved in a bank robbery in Telangana. Shaikh Mehboob, Amjad Ramzan alias Dawood, Mohammad Aslam Ayub alias Bilal and Zakir Hussain alias Siddiqui, owing allegiance to a faction of the SIMI, had committed the bank robbery a few months after running away from Khandawa jail in Madhya Pradesh on October 25, 2013. Sources in the UP ATS claimed that they had committed bank robbery in Karimnagar to fund terrorist activities. It is also believed that they also have links to the October 2 Bardhaman blast in West Bengal.

Non-violent
24 October 29 Chinwan

The NIA, investigating the Bardhaman blast case, will interrogate two persons arrested from Chinwan in Madhya Pradesh along with huge amount of FICNs. NIA has found during the investigation that the duo arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police allegedly made several calls to Shakil Ahmed Gazi (who died in the Bardhaman blast) six days before the blast. NIA officers believe the duo might provide vital links in the case. The NIA also has information that the duo was in touch with the six suspected SIMI activists who fled from a jail at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh and were allegedly responsible for the Bijnor blast in UP.

Non-violent
25 November 8 Satna District

Five cadres of banned SIMI, who escaped during the Khandwa jailbreak in October, 2013 are suspected to be involved in the bank heist at Satna District of Madhya Pradesh. ATS team has been dispatched to collect CCTV footage. Five masked robbers had looted INR 15, 00,000 at gunpoint from Nadan branch of Madhyanchal Rural Bank in Maihar Police Station. ATS officials said, the five SIMI fugitives - Aizazuddin alias Aizaz, Mohammed Azizuddin (Narsinghpur), Zakir Hussain alias Sadiq Badrul Hussain, Mehboob alias Guddu Ismail Khan, Aslam Ayub Khan and Amzad Ramzan Khan could be behind the Satna robbery.

Violent


2013

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 29

14 Districts in Malwa region

FICN worth INR 510,650 was received by 14 branches of the ICICI Bank, during the last three months.

Non-violent
2 February 24

Rau Railway Station, Indore District

Police busted a manufacturing unit of FICN and arrested five persons for making and spreading FICN.

Non-violent
3 February 26

Tikamgarh, Tikamgarh District

Police arrested Swatantra Jain on charges of circulating FICN.

Non-violent
4 March 22

Haddigodam, Seoni District

ATS arrested five persons and seized cache ammunition and some literatures from their possession. Police is probing their link with leaders of banned outfit SIMI.

Non-violent
5 May 3 Topkhana, Ujjain District

An alleged IM cadre, identified as Usman alias Shahid Nagori and a prime suspect in the July 26, 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blast case was arrested from Nagori Mohallah.

Non-violent
6 May 23

Madhya Pradesh

The HDFC Bank reported to Indore Police about FICN over INR 365,630 deposited in the bank's different branches across Madhya Pradesh in first four months of 2013.

Non-violent
7 September 27 Karond / Bhopal

Three members of a gang were arrested by the Police along with FICN with a face value of INR 165,000 from Karond area of Bhopal city.

Non-violent
8 October 1 Khandwa

Six cadres of the SIMI and another under trial escaped from Khandwa jail (Khandwa District).

Non-violent
9 October 31

Khandwa

Khandwa District (Madhya Pradesh) Police issued a lookout notice against the six SIMI operatives who escaped from Khandwa District jail early on October 1.

Non-violent
10 November 2

MP

MP CID has initiated a fresh investigation to ascertain the culpability of passport authorities, especially the then passport officer T.D. Sharma, pertaining to issuance of a passport to Sameer Khan Pathan an alleged LeT) militant who was killed by Gujarat Police on October 22, 2002.

Non-violent
11 November 20 MP

IB has issued a second alert warning that terrorists could attack Narendra Modi. The IB said SIMI cadres and terrorists associated with IM, including those who fled from Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh (on October 1, 2013), may use an explosive laden vehicle to attack Modi's convoy or rally.

Statement
12 December 23 MP

The MP Anti-Terrorist Squad arrested three activists of the SIMI, including Mumbai based Abu Faisal alias 'Doctor' who had escaped from Shahid Loknayak Tantya Bhil District Jail in Khandwa District of MP with six others on October 2, 2013, from a house in Barwani District of MP.

Non-violent
13 December 25 MP

Three SIMI cadres were arrested by Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). ATS chief and IG of Police Sanjiv Sami said that interrogation revealed that all three were planning attack on some important person and were also in touch with the TTP, a militants group of Pakistan. These men were also in touch with the accused in the case related to Patna bomb blasts (which targeted a rally of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on October 27, 2013), Sami added.

Statement
14 December 25 MP

A SIMI cadre Abu Faisal alias 'Doctor', who was arrested by Madhya Pradesh ATS from Barwani District on December 13, 2013, allegedly revealed about his plot to eliminate UMHA Sushilkumar Shinde and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat CM Narendra Modi during interrogation by top officers.

Statement
15 December 31 MP

Madhya Pradesh ATS arrested four operatives of SIMI from Ujjain.

Non-violent

2012

  • December 17: The NIA arrested Dhan Singh alias Baba Ram Lakad Das, accused in the Malegaon blast of September 29, 2008, from Kamta village in Satna District of Madhya Pradesh.

  • December 16: Hindu Right Wing extremist Rajender Chaudhary was arrested in Ujjain (Ujjain District) of Madhya Pradesh. NIA claim Rajender alias Samunder alias Pehlwan along with one Amit planted bombs on the premises of the Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) on May 18, 2007.

  • December 10: The NIA said Supreme Court that bail should not be granted to persons engaged in circulating high value FICN as it amounted to an act of terror intended to destabilize India's economy.

  • It said the network for smuggling FICN was seized from Chengamanadum Nadakkavu and Kochi (in Kerala), Bettiah and Raxaul (Bihar), Kolkata (West Bengal), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) and Nawanshehr (Punjab).

  • November 22: Police arrested two persons from Vijay Nagar area in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and recovered 26 FICN.

  • October 5: The Madhya Pradesh ATS has shot off a letter to the TERM Cell, Bhopal, seeking action against five telecom operators holding them responsible for issuance of SIM cards to suspected terrorist.

  • July 2: FICNs with a face value of INR 21,000 were seized by the Madhya Pradesh Police from State Bank of India in Shahajpur.

  • June 30: MCOCA court allowed Saquib Nachan, a key accused of Mulund blast case (March 13, 2003), to appear before a special tribunal in Delhi.

  • June 1: Police arrested a key accused in connection with FICN racket from Ujjain along Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border.

  • May 28: Madhya Pradesh ATS has issued notices to five major telecom companies asking "why they should not be charged under sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for providing SIM cards to the suspected terrorists without proper verification process.

  • May 17: The Madhya Pradesh Police is searching for a truck that they suspect is loaded with 20 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

  • The District court in Bhopal has framed charges against four alleged cadre of SIMI for indulging in anti-national activities.

  • May 15: Ujjain Police arrested Istaf involved in FICN case and brought him to Ujjain. Istaf later revealed that the FICN are being supplied from Islamabad.

  • May 12: Ujjain Police busted an inter-state racket dealing in FICNs having link to Pakistan and arrested Mohsin and Akhlakh from Ujjain.

  • May 6: ATS arrested a SIMI cadre, identified as Anwar Hussain (40), from Indore (Madhya Pradesh).

  • April 28: A joint ATS team comprising of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Police arrested a SIMI cadre, identified as Anwar Hazi (40), in Indore. Anwar was a close associate of Abrar, who is in custody in Aurangabad (Maharashtra),gfthe Police said.

  • April 27: A suspect, identified as Mehmood Khan, was arrested for circulating FICNs of INR 1000 denomination in Satha Bazaar area of Indore. The matter came to fore when he approached Bank of India branch in Satha bazaar area to deposit some currency notes into his account, Sarafa Police station in-charge B.S. Tomar told.

  • April 2: Three suspected activists of SIMI, identified as Abu Faisal alias Doctor, local module chief, Ejajuddin and Ikrar Sheikh alias Guddu, were presented for identification by Bhopal Police at an Indore Court in Madhya Pradesh in connection with their arrest in 2006 at hotel Vaadi in Chhoti Gwaltoli Police Station area.

  • NIA disclosed that Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, particularly Indore, is a major transit point for converting FICN through labour contractors. Imran Manzoor and Jenab Hasan of Kairana in Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh, revealed this who were arrested by NIA near Chandini Chowk area in New Delhi on March 28 and FICN worth INR 985,000 were recovered from them.

2011

  • December 29: An ATS official said that Habib's name had come to light in the interrogation of another SIMI cadre, Abu Bashar of Azamgarh who was arrested in August 2008 in Lucknow by Gujarat and UP ATS in connection with the same case. Habib allegedly had played role in conducting recce of places where the timer devices were planted in Ahmadabad and also in triggering off the blasts. The official added that Habib had studied at Islah madarsa (seminary) near Sarai Mir where he came in contact with SIMI operatives Abu Bashar, Abu Jafar and Anwar Azam, and then joined the outfit. He also had attended training camps at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh and Ernakulum in Kerala between 2007 and 2008. The camps were organised by SIMI president Safdar Nagori, said the ATS official. Habib had been in regular contact with top SIMI men, including Nagori, Kayamuddin Kapadia and Tauqir before he played a role in the Ahmadabad serial blasts.

  • August 29: Police busted a racket of FICNs and arrested a man with FICNs worth about .1 million INR of different denominations in Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

  • June 13: Police arrested 10 cadres of the banned SIMI from a house in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.

  • June 8: Eight militants who were arrested on June 5 by the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had planned to attack judges involved in the Ayodhya verdict. They were also behind the armed robbery that took place at the gold finance company in Manappuram in the city in August 2010.

  • June 5: The Madhya Pradesh ATS arrested eight suspected militants belonging to the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and the banned outfit SIMI in Bhopal.

  • March 30: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case (September 29, 2008), was presented before the judicial magistrate in Devas, Madhya Pradesh.

  • January 19: The Indore Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete, within two months, the probe in the case of missing witness, Dilip Patidar, in the Malegaon blast incident (September 29, 2008).

2010

  • December 31: Two suspected militants, wanted in connection with some cases in Jammu and Kashmir, were arrested in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. The arrestees, identified as Shaukat Ahmed and Mehrajuddin Shergujri, hailed from Bandipora District of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • August 13: The Centre has sought a report from the Madhya Pradesh Government on 600 tonnes of explosives reported missing while being transported from Rajasthan. "It is a very serious matter. We have asked the Madhya Pradesh government to send a report immediately," a Union Ministry of Home Affairs official said. 61 trucks carrying the explosives were sent from Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited at Dholpur to a trading company at Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. The explosives were sent over four months, from April to July 2010.

  • June 24: An alleged absconding Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) cadre identified as Khalid Naeem was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh Police from Bhopal on. The SIMI cadre was arrested from a house in Koh-e-fiza area, an official release said. Various cases were registered against Naeem in different Police Stations including Ujjain and Bhopal. Since he was absconding in a case registered against him in Ujjain, Police produced him in a court. During the absconding period he spent some time in Raipur (Chhatishgarh) also, the statement said. The court has remanded him in to judicial custody.

2009

  • November 28: A motorcycle-borne youth suspected to be a SIMI cadre shot dead three persons, including one ATS personnel, in the Teen Pulia area of Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh. The assailant first shot at ATS constable Sitaram Batham in the Teen Pulia area, city SP S. K. Nashine said.

  • November 3: Four cadres of the banned SIMI outfit were arrested near a graveyard in the Madra Tekri locality of Jabalpur by personnel of the Madhya Pradesh Police.  

  • October 30: Seven persons were arrested from different parts of the Indore District in Madhya Pradesh over the last seven days and booked under section 188 of IPC on charges of providing shelter to five SIMI cadres, Police said. Referring to the activities of SIMI in the State, Director General of Police S. K. Rout told reporters that so far Police have arrested 13 top SIMI leaders and 63 suspected cadres of the group.

  • October 23: Security of the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been beefed up in wake of a threat letter. Though the letter (written in Hindi) bore no address, the senderís name was stated as LeT, said Inspector General A. K Soni adding a team has been assigned to probe the matter.

  • October 20: Five SIMI cadres were arrested from Indore city in Madhya Pradesh. Two of the arrested cadres, identified as Mohammad Shafiq and Mohammad Yunus, belonged to Ujjain District, and were wanted by the Police to stand trial for serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) on July 26, 2008.

  • August 31: The Madhya Pradesh Police arrested two Nepali nationals, identified as Rajesh Gupta and Ateeq Ahmad, along with Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN). During interrogation, they revealed that Nepal's former crown prince, Paras, son of King Gyanendra, and the son of a former Nepalese forest minister, Salim Mian Ansari, were the kingpins of the racket. Rajesh Gupta and Ateeq Ahmad also stated that Paras was working with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's external intelligence agency, and gangster Dawood Ibrahim, who is reportedly hiding in Karachi in Pakistan. Yunus Ansari is also a business partner of Paras.

  • May 28: The Madhya Pradesh Police claimed to have arrested a terrorist who allegedly planted a bomb in the Chennai Express train nine years ago. "Ishaq Khan was arrested on a tip-off from Madhavganj in Morena on Wednesday night. He planted a bomb in the Chennai Express while it was passing through the District on May 20, 2000," the Morena District Police Superintendent Amrit Meena said, adding, "Ishaq Khan was produced in a court today and remanded to four days of Police custody." A probe revealed that the bomb was wrapped in a newspaper published from Gwalior. On that basis, the Chennai Police investigated in Gwalior and Morena, but no arrest could be made then. The bomb had been defused by the Police then, the report added.

  • April 12: The Madhya Pradesh Police arrested an Indian Mujahideen (IM) militant, identified as Saif-ur-Rahman, from a Mumbai-bound train in Jabalpur. Rehman was a resident of Azamgarh in the State of Uttar Pradesh and reportedly planted bombs in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, on May 13, 2008 and in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on July 26, 2008. Rehman became an IM cadre after 2005 and was trained to plant bombs and explosives after conducting a recce of potential targets, said an officer. His modus operandi was to purchase a bicycle, plant bombs on it and then posing as a student, park it at a local railway station.

  • February 9: A SIMI cadre, identified as Amil Parvesh, a native of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, who was arrested by the Kerala Police from Indore in Madhya Pradesh in connection with his suspected role in the training camp of the outfit held in the Vagamon hills, was remanded by the Kanjirapally First Class Magistrate Court in Kottayam in Kerala to 15 days Police custody.

2008

  • December 4: A Madhya Pradesh court handed over an alleged terrorist, identified as Qayimuddin alias Musa alias Rizwan, wanted in connection with the July 26 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts, to the Anti-Terrorism Squad of the Gujarat Police.

  • November 10: The Gujrat Police has said that the Madhya Pradesh Police have arrested the main conspirators of the July 26 Ahmedabad serial blasts, identified as Qayamuddin Kapadia, from an unspecified place in Madhya Pradesh. Qayamuddin allegedly planted cycle bombs in Ahmedabad and bombs in different parts of Surat and was also responsible for the purchase of cycles on which the bombs were planted and kept in different parts of the city, said Joint Commissioner of Police of Ahmedabad, Ashish Bhatia. He was also an expert in using explosives, and reportedly present during various SIMI terror training camps in Waghamon in Kerala and Halol near Vadodara and was instrumental in training the participants.

  • October 26: The Maharashtra Police arrested one suspect from Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, for his involvement in the September 29 bomb blast in Malegaon and took him to Mumbai.

  • October 23: The Maharashtra Police arrested Shiv Narayan Gopal Singh Kalsanghra and Shyam Bhawarlal Sahu from unspecified places in Madhya Pradesh for their alleged involvement in the September 29 bomb blast in Malegaon in Maharashtra.

    An unidentified SIMI cadre was arrested from the Nagda District in connection with the July 26 serial blasts in Ahmedabad.

  • August 17: Police in Indore arrested a suspected SIMI activist in connection with the serial blasts in Ahmedabad on July 26. The arrest followed a tip off provided by the Gujarat Police. Nine persons arrested by the Gujarat Police on August 16 for their alleged involvement in the blasts had disclosed that the explosives used in the blasts were sent from Madhya Pradesh.

  • May 8: Three suspected SIMI activists were arrested from the New Housing Board colony area of Morena. Fake currency worth INR 80,000 and four mobile phones were recovered from them. Police sources said that one of the arrested Naajmia belongs to Kayamganj in Uttar Pradesh, while the other two, Pappu alias Sudhir Jadaun and Rajbir Gurjar, were from Morena.

  • April 10: The Madhya Pradesh Police arrested a SIMI cadre from Rishala area of Indore city. The arrested cadre, identified as Hafiz Yusuf, has been an active SIMI worker and played a significant role in collecting funds for the outfit, police sources said. He was working in a mobile shop in Indore.

  • April 7: Six SIMI cadres were arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Police. While five of them were arrested from Guna, another suspected SIMI cadre, identified as Naved Irfan, was arrested from Indoreís Muslim-dominated Khajrana area for allegedly indulging in illegal activities and aiding anti-national elements, a senior police officer said. With these arrests, the total number of arrests of SIMI cadres in the State, since March 27, has gone upto 35.

  • April 5: Three SIMI activists were arrested from Narsinghgarh town in Rajgarh District. The Rajgarh Superintendent of Police D. K. Arya said that SIMI cadres, identified as Irfan, Faizal and Shakir, were arrested on charges of aiding anti-national elements and indulging in illegal activities. An unspecified quantity of objectionable material, video cassettes and CDs were recovered from the house where the arrests occurred.

  • April 4: Three persons, including a woman, were arrested for allegedly renting their premises to leaders of the banned SIMI in Indore and Khargone. A house in the Shyam Nagar locality of Indore was rented to SIMI's Andhra Pradesh unit chief Qamaruddin Nagori from where police arrested top 13 leaders of the outfit on March 27. The house rented to the SIMI by Gaffar Khan Bakerywale was registered in the name of his daughter-in-law Shahnaz Bi. Police arrested both Khan and Shahnaz for not providing information to the police about giving their house on rent. Separately, in Khargone, another person, identified as Shahzad Hussein, was arrested for allegedly providing his farmhouse to the SIMI for running training camps.

  • April 2: The Madhya Pradesh Police neutralised a training camp of the SIMI in Choral, a popular holiday spot, 35-kilometres from the State capital Bhopal. Police claimed that interrogation of the 13 arrested SIMI cadres led to the information on the existence of the camp. The Superintendent of Police Chanchal Shekhar said, "We were told the camp trained SIMI activists from Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka and a few other states. Each training camp would train around 20 SIMI members. We have information of five such camps in the past one-and-half years, which would mean about a hundred SIMI activists trained in Choral." He also said that the trainees were made to climb the surrounding mountains and swim across the river daily. The police also found evidence of a firing range and exploded bits of petrol bombs.

  • March 31: The Madhya Pradesh Police arrested five SIMI cadres from an unspecified location.

  • March 27: Thirteen leaders of the SIMI, including the outfitís General Secretary Safdar Nagori, and his brother Kamruddin Nagori, were arrested following several raids in Indore by the Madhya Pradesh Police. Police described the arrested persons as active members of the outfit hailing from Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The arrested persons included SIMIís Karnataka unit chief Hafiz Hussain and Shibli, who is the mainstay of the groupís operations in Kerala.

  • January 20: Three persons, including an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent from Pakistan, were arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) from capital Bhopal for allegedly passing on sensitive information about the Indian Army. "Mohammed Imran Warsi, the ISI agent hailing from Karachi, was arrested in Bhopal yesterday [January 20] with sensitive information regarding deployment, unit details and important phone numbers of the Indian Army," said Inspector General of Police (STF), Sanjeev Singh. On information gathered from him, police arrested two others ó Iqbal and Akhtaró, who were acting as his local contacts and supplying him sensitive information.

2007

  • July 17: A suspected agent of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan external intelligence, was arrested in capital Bhopal along with secret documents related to the Army, maps and photographs of vital installations. During interrogation, he revealed his identity as Mohammad Naeem, a resident of Jhansi in the State of Uttar Pradesh, who worked as a fourth grade employee of the Indian Railways.

  • March 13: Two persons were arrested in Indore for questioning in connection with the February 19 explosions in the Samjhauta Express in the State of Haryana. The duo, Huzefa and Pooran Thakur, were employees of a shop in the Kothari market from where suitcases used in the explosions were allegedly bought.

Source: Compiled from English language media sources.

 

 

 

 

 
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