Imam remanded in judicial custody

Muhammad Manzar Imam is the 35th accused in the Wagamon SIMI camp case and an accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts

Published: 06th March 2013 08:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2013 08:35 AM   |  A+A-


The Ernakulam NIA Special Court on Tuesday remanded in judicial custody, SIMI   activist Muhammad Manzar Imam, the 35th accused in the Wagamon SIMI camp case and an accused in 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts.

Imam, who had been evading the police for over six years, was arrested by the NIA from Ranchi in Jharkhand. The team headed by NIA inspector G V Ramana produced the accused before the NIA court on Tuesday.

Special Court judge S Vijayakumar remanded the accused in judicial custody till March 18.

The NIA also produced before court `1 lakh, mobile phone and SIM cards seized from the accused. After the identification parade, the NIA will seek the custody of the accused.

Imam was allegedly an important functionary of SIMI in Jharkhand and had participated in secret training camps at Wagamon, within the limits of the Mundakayam police station in December 2007.

The accused, according to the prosecution was trained in firing practice, tough terrain driving, preparation and use of explosives.


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