BHUBANESWAR: Investigation into past activities of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operatives has revealed that the Khandwa module tried to mobilise support from terror outfits from outside India.
One member had visited Bangladesh while the group head had sent close to ` three lakh to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an outfit based in Pakistan.
Sources said, interrogation by Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) have found that the SIMI men used certain members of the Singhi community from Raipur to send the money to TTP.
Sk Aijzuddin, one of the members who died in an encounter with Telangana Police last year in April, had visited Bangladesh to seek assistance from groups operating from there.
The Special Task Force (STF) has sought mobile call details of the SIMI members which are under verification. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police have submitted petitions before a court in Rourkela seeking custody of the five whose remand with STF ends on February 29.