Saturday, August 16, 2008

India: 10 arrested in last month's Gujarat bombings

In another blow to the 'root causes of terror' crowd:

Poor, uneducated, oppressed SOFTWARE EMPLOYEE associated with the Students Islamic Movement India is charged as ringleader. He's still on the run. And there's a Mufti in the mix as well. Details of homegrown terror network and terror training camps seized thanks to cell phone records.

If you will recall, the Indian Mujahideen, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Students Islamic Movement India took credit for the blasts. The Students Islamic Movement India (SIMI) was declared a banned organization in 2001 for "unlawful and secessionist" activities. The ban was lifted by a government tribunal 10 days ago saying there was no evidence. The Home Ministry has appealed the ruling.

Indian police officials said Saturday that they have arrested 10 suspects in the series of bomb blasts that killed 56 people in the city of Ahmedabad last month.

Senior police officials in the western state of Gujarat, where Ahmedabad is located, said the accused are associated with a banned group, Students Islamic Movement of India.

"Arrests have been made under the charges of waging war against the state and also for murder, both unbailable offenses," said P.C. Pande, director general of police in Gujarat.

SIMI has links to Mufti Abu Bashir and Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Taiba. The Mufti was also taken into custody.

But ISLAM has nothing to do with it, of course.

For more details on the operation see here.