Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Special tribunal holds sitting on SIMI ban

KOCHI: A special tribunal constituted to hear complaints against the ban of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) almost completed its sitting on the second day itself. The tribunal, headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court, was to make a three-day sitting at the Government Guest House here.

T.K. Vinod Kumar, Deputy Inspector General of Police, who is the head of the special team of Kerala against terrorism, appeared before the tribunal on Tuesday and presented evidence on cases registered against SIMI.

The Kerala Police had registered cases against SIMI activities at Panayikulam, Wagamon and Edakkadu. All the cases were later handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Mr. Vinod Kumar said that evidence substantiating the cases had been transferred to the NIA for detailed probe.

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