Ahmedabad 2008 serial blasts: Court convicts SIMI mastermind Safder Nagori and 10 others
Allegedly, Nagori was also the mastermind of the back to back Gujarat serial blasts of 2008, where 57 people had lost their lives.
In a major conviction in 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case, a special court in Indore has convicted Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) mastermind Safdar Nagori along with 10 others and awarded life imprisonment.
The accused were arrested in a joint operation by the Madhya Pradesh police and central agencies from Dhar in 2008 and were charged under section 124 (A) of the Indian Penal Code.
The investigation led the CBI to a farm in village Aroda in Indore from where 120 gelatine stick and 100 detonators were recovered. Police had also recovered 240 pamphlets of banned literature and a large number of video CDs from the accused. The police further claimed that the CDs had a training programme for anti-national forces and the accused were in the process of recruiting such forces.
The pamphlets too contained anti-India propaganda and talked about launching a holy war against the country.
The 10 accused including Safdar Nagori are lodged in the Sabarmati jail in Gujarat while one was out on bail. The 10 accused lodged in the Gujarat jail were told about their conviction and sentence through video conferencing while one of the accused identified as Munroj who was out on bail arrested immediately after the sentence was announced in Indore.
The reports also alleged that Nagori was the mastermind of the back to back Gujarat serial blasts of 2008, where 57 people had lost their lives.
The blasts were allegedly triggered by the Indian Mujahedeen (IM) and according to the police, terror attack was part of a larger conspiracy jointly hatched by IM and SIMI to avenge the killing of Muslims in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.