Safdar Nagori, the 41-year-old face of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), has topped a course on value education run in Sabarmati Central Jail, beating suspended encounter cop DG Vanzara who took the same course in jail, by nearly 10 per cent marks. Vanzara is in jail in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.Our American friends will never find that peculiar Indian glee over examination results in a story about a currently-jailed John Walker Lindh doing better in a course on spirituality than a currently-jailed Dick Cheney*.
Nagori was nabbed from Indore in 2008 after back-to-back serial bombings across cities, attributed to Indian Mujahideen, a breakaway faction of SIMI and self-proclaimed home-grown terror outfit. He was brought to Ahmedabad after serial bomb blasts allegedly carried out by IM rocked the city on July 26, 2008, killing 57 people.
* That Dick Cheney would take a course on spirituality at all is dubious as to the best of my knowledge Dick Cheney's spirit was purchased in a joint partnership between The Forces of Hell and Richard Nixon. Later on the soul was packaged and repackaged in an endless series of shifting soul bundles, the history of which is difficult to track given the inadequacy of the Mortuarius Electronic Registration Systems database, and further confused due to the Phantasmal Panic of 2008, key to which was the overvaluation of said bundles of souls, the "toxicity" of which was hidden from various investors. I blame The Invisible Hand.
Also Dick Cheney is not currently jailed.