Hyderabad lab to examine SIMI compu-disks
The Central Cyber Forensic Lab in Hyderabad is examining the hard disks from the computer used by the activists of the Students’ Islamic Movement of India (Simi), who were arrested recently in Karnataka. The hard disks were seized from the cyber cafes used by Simi activists. Suspecting that the hard disks contained chat and e mail details of the activists with their operators abroad, the Bangalore police had sent the hard disks for forensic examination.
The suspect activists, a medical student, Mohammed Asif from Hubli, and a techie, Mohammed Kammakutty alias Yahya Khan, in Karnataka were arrested by the Karnataka police. In January, Davangere police had taken into custody Riyazuddin Naser from the city and Asadullah Abubakker of Hospet on charges of stealing two-wheelers from Goa. They revealed that they they were operatives of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and planned terror strikes in Karnataka and Goa.
The former Simi chief, Safdar Nagori, and 12 other leaders were also arrested for planning major terror strikes in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and tourist spots in Goa.