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TELANGANA POLICE VISIT BALANGIR AGAIN FOR PROBE Monday, 20 April 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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TELANGANA POLICE VISIT BALANGIR AGAIN FOR PROBE
Monday, 20 April 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
A police team from Telangana arrived in Balangir district again on Saturday to conduct a reinvestigation into the suspected Odisha links of the banned terrorist outfit Students Islamic Movement in India (SIMI). According to reports, the team went to some places at Titilagarh and Saintala and interrogated some youths in this connection. Besides, it also picked an unidentified youth from the Titilagarh railway station with the help of local police for interrogation.
The Tikrapada police have detained some local youths. Balangir SP Dipak Kumar said the Telangana police team has not registered any case so far. However, the Telangana police suspect that the SIMI outfit is active in some parts of western Odisha. It may be noted that the Telangana police had earlier come to Balangir district on April 3. The team, before winding up its tour on April 7, had taken a youth of a village under Tikrapada police station for interrogation.
According to police, the youth was arrested for stealing a mobile phone from a passenger in a running train and later sold it to a person of a nearby village. The Telangana police, in course of investigation, later found that the youth had links with SIMI members who were involved in the dacoity in Dhanbad-Alleppey Express train near the Kesinga railway station on February 15 this year. The links of the banned outfit in Odisha had come to the fore after two SIMI members were killed in an encounter with the Telangana police at Janakipuram in Nalgonda district on April 4.
During investigation, Telangana police found that the two slain SIMI activists, Mohammad Aji-ud-Din and Mohammad Aslam alias Bilall, of Madhya Pradesh were involved in a number of criminal activities in Odisha, the two most notable were being the loot of Rs 1.25 lakh from the Jharsuguda Gramya Bank on December 13, 2013 and the Dhanbad-Alleppey Express train loots. The Telangana police team had come to Balangir after seizing some documents from the two slain SIMI activists.