SIMI links: 5 Muslim youth acquitted after 6 years

Mumbai: 5 Muslim youth who were arrested from Solapur, Maharashtra on the charges of having links with SIMI have been acquitted. They were acquitted for lack of evidence. ATS failed to produce evidence against them.

After the decision of Judge Girish Dikshit of the special court, the accused Sadiq, Umair, Irfan, Sajid, Abu Faisal and their family members heaved a sigh of relief and thanked God.

Expressing happiness over the decision, Maulana Nadeem Siddiqui president Jamiat Ulama Maharashtra said it is the victory of truth and hoped that by the grace of Allah other arrested youth will also be acquitted.

It must be recalled that in December 2013, 5 Muslim youth were arrested for alleged links with banned outfit SIMI from Solapur, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

On the direction of Maulana Syed Mahmood Asad Madani, Jamiat Ulama Maharashtra looked after the case of the above-mentioned youth in Bhopal Court.