SIMI activist Abu Faisal awarded life imprisonment

A Bhopal Court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to SIMI activist Abu Faisal in connection with the murder of Special Armed Force (SAF) constable Ghisiram Yadav at Khandwa in 2009. The court had on Friday held Faisal guilty of murder, criminal conspiracy, unlawful activities and illegal possession of arms in this case.

In a broad daylight murder, Faisal, Aijazuddin and Mohammed Aslam had shot dead the constable in Khandwa and minutes later killed two more people. Aijazuddin and Aslam were killed in an encounter in Telangana in April this year. Faisal was also the mastermind of jailbreak in Khandwa after which six SIMI activists escaped in October 2013.