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Bhopal: In a major crackdown, police arrested 10 members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) on Monday night from a house in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.
Acting on intelligence, a police team raided the house of one Aqeel Khilji in Khandwa town and arrested 10 SIMI members, who were holding a meeting to work out a terror strike, police said on Tuesday.
The arrested were identified as Ashfaq, Zia-ur-Rehman, Jalil, Abdullah, Babbu, Khalil Chouhan, Amzad, Raqeeb, Rashid and Irfan, police said. Five activists managed to escape and efforts were on to nab them.
Police recovered four pistols, a dozen live cartridges, SIMI literature, two-dozen CDs, six mobile phones and motorcycle parts from them. All of them were residents of Khandwa town.
Police have registered a case against the activists under Section 153 (A) of the IPC and Sections 3, 10, 13 of the Unlawful Activities Act and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act. — PTI
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