A high alert has been sounded across India that five members of the banned SIMI, who fled from a Madhya Pradesh jail in 2013, are planning to carry out terror strikes on instructions of Pakistan’s spy agency ISI. The alert comes after The Indian Express carried a detailed story on the five men Sunday.
Based on the inputs provided by central intelligence agencies, all states have been asked to look for Mohammad Aijajudden, Mohammad Aslam, Amjad Khan, Zakir Hussain Sadiq and Mehboob Guddu, official sources said.
Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan have been specifically alerted and told that the terrorists could be hiding in the three states, sources said. The last known locations of at least two fugitives happened to be in Karnataka.
On October 1, 2013, the five, along with Faisal, the gang’s leader, and another prisoner, made an audacious escape from the district jail in MP’s Khandwa after scaling a 14-foot wall.
While the seventh prisoner surrendered the next day, Faisal was caught in December last year from Barwani, also in MP.
Also, Mehboob’s mother Najma Bee disappeared from their Khanda home a few months ago and is believed to be hiding with her son.
The group is suspected to be involved in a bank robbery in Karimnagar on February 1, 2014; a blast on a Bangalore-Guwahati train on May 1 this year and for the explosions near police stations in Pune.