Tribunal starts recording evidence on SIMI ban extension
The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal today began its two-day sitting here to record the evidences with regard to Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), which is banned in India under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
The sitting is held as per Union Government Notification of February 2014, asking the interested among general public to submit their affidavit with the Registrar of the Tribunal at Delhi High Court in New Delhi.
As per the notification, the Tribunal headed by Justice Suresh Kait of Delhi High Court, held a public meeting at the Government Guest House in city today.
Karnataka had recorded a number of activitites by members of the banned organisation for many years. MORE UNI BSP RS GM RJ VN1949 NNNN NNNN
People who had submitted their applications were asked to appear in person today or tomorrow to record their statements.
Tight security was provided at the century-old Government Guest House. None of the public, other than those who have submitted application, was allowed inside.
Till date, around 16 cases have been booked against SIMI in Karnataka, which includes Chinnaswamy Stadium Bomb Blast and the Bomb Blast near BJP Head Office, both in Bangalore and triggering of communal violence in Bhatkal.
The Tribunal will record the evidences and submit the same to the Central Government.
(Posted on 08-05-2014)