A terrorist of the Students‘ Islamic Movement of India who had been on the run for the final 19 years has been arrested, the Delhi Police stated in an announcement. The 58-year-old accused, Abdullah Danish, was “one of the elusive members” of the terrorist group SIMI and was needed for sedition within the nationwide capital, stated senior police officer of the particular cell Pramod Singh Kushwah stated within the assertion.
“Abdullah Danish was one of many senior-most members of SIMI who indoctrinated much younger Muslims within the final 25 years,” the police stated within the assertion. “He was chief editor of the Hindi model of SIMI journal ‘Islamic Movement‘ for 4 years,” the police stated.
Abdullah Danish is a resident of Mau in Uttar Pradesh and likewise has a home in UP’s Aligarh, the police stated. A trial court had declared him as most needed in 2002 and the police had been in search of him since then.
Senior police officer Attar Singh of the particular cell had been monitoring Abdullah Danish’s motion within the National Capital Region and UP for the final one yr, the police stated. The SIMI terrorist labored to “radicalize Muslim youths to mobilize in opposition to NRC and CAA and propagating radical ideology to create disharmony amongst spiritual teams“, the police stated within the assertion, referring to the protests in opposition to the National Register of Residents and the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Abdullah Danish allegedly circulated pretend movies to point out the government committing atrocities in opposition to Muslims, the police stated. “After painstaking efforts of greater than a yr, particular details about Abdullah Danish was acquired on December 5. Primarily based on this, a raiding party was fashioned and the lure was laid close to Zakir Nagar, Delhi the place Abdullah Danish was arrested,” the police stated within the assertion.
The SIMI was arranging in 1977 in Aligarh. It was banned by the government in 2001 for terror actions.
In keeping with the police, Abdullah Danish did an MA in Arabic research from Aligarh Muslim University in 1985. “He turned extremely radicalized after coming in touch with SIMI activists. After becoming a member of SIMI, Abdullah Danish began attending weekly programs of SIMI… Ashraf Jafri, then president of SIMI, made Abdullah Danish the editor of the Hindi version of SIMI journal in 1988… He had written many incendiary articles by falsely highlighting atrocities in opposition to Muslims in India,” the police stated.
Throughout a raid at a SIMI hideout in south Delhi’s Zakir Nagar in 2001, Abdullah Danish managed to flee and went underground, the police stated. “He saved altering his areas to evade arrest… Via Abdullah Danish, terrorist Abdus Subhan Qureshi was launched to a different terrorist Abu Bashar… Both deliberate and executed a sequence of blasts with the assistance of their different associates in Ahmedabad in 2008. Abu Bashar had visited and stayed in the home of Abdullah Danish in Aligarh after the Ahmedabad blasts,” the police stated within the assertion.