SIMI activist arrested with fake notes in Uttar Pradesh

August 14th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS  


Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) An activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) was arrested Thursday with counterfeit currency with nominal value of Rs.6,500 in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh, the police said. “Mohammad Amir Mehfooz was arrested near Iradatganj railway crossing of the district,” Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar told IANS.

Mehfooz, who is being interrogated, has been associated with SIMI for the last 10 years, he added.

In 2001, Mehfooz was arrested in Gujarat for delivering a provocative speech in Surat city, the police said.

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