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NIA concludes probe in Wagamon SIMI camp case

NIA concludes probe in Wagamon SIMI camp case

New Delhi: National Investigation Agency has filed its final charge sheet in December 2007 Wagamon SIMI arms training camp case against two absconding accused Wasiq Billa and Alam Jeb Afridi for alleged sedition and other offences.

They have been charged with participation in terror activities and association with terror groups besides criminal conspiracy and violation of Arms Act among others in the charge sheet filed before the special court for trial of NIA cases in Ernakulam, Kerala.

"In this case, the first charge sheet was filed by NIA before NIA Special Court, Ernakulam on January 13, 2011 against 30 accused and a supplementary charge sheet was filed subsequently against six accused u/s 120-B, 122, 124A, 153A IPC, sections 3, 5, 10 and 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 and sections 25 and 27 of Arms Act on July 29, 2013," a statement from NIA said.

The case was investigated on the basis of complaint that a secret training camp was organised allegedly by SIMI at Thangalpara, Wagamon during December, 2007.

It is alleged that in and around November 2007, office bearers and functionaries of SIMI, a banned organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, entered into a criminal conspiracy in Choral, Indore, Madhya Pradesh to conduct training camps for their active cadres.

NIA has alleged that they conducted camps at Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat from December 10, 2007 to December 12, 2007. They organised a secret training camp at Thangalpara, Wagamon within the limits of Mundakayam Police Station, Kottayam (Kerala).

The agency alleged that the SIMI cadre were involved in physical training, arms training, firing practices, manufacture of bombs/petrol bombs, motor bike racing, rope climbing practices in the camp.

They also allegedly conducted "jihadi" classes in the camp with an intention to train the cadres to advocate, incite and abet unlawful, terrorist activities, disrupt communal harmony and causing threat to the sovereignty and integrity of the country, thereby waging war against Government of India.

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