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8 SIMI activists escape from jail, killed in encounter

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8 SIMI activists escape from jail, killed in encounter

Bhopal Oct 31: Eight SIMI activists were today killed in a charged encounter with police on the edges of the city hours after they got away from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail killing a security gourd however
addresses sprung up over the encounter.

As a contention seethed over the police activity after the challenging pre-first light escape, TV channels indicated footage purportedly from the experience site in which a policeman is seen pumping slugs into a man from short proximity after some unidentified individual takes out what seems, by all accounts, to be a blade said to be in a plastic cover and places it back.

The activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India(SIMI), two of whom were included in a comparable escape in Khandwa three years back, figured out how to escape around 2-3 AM in the wake of slaughtering a correctional facility security watch by scaling the jail divider with the assistance of bed sheets, DIG Bhopal Raman Singh said.

Following up on the leads gave by local people, the undertrials were found to Malikheda where they were encompassed and executed when they attempted to challenge the police, a police official said.

All the eight activists were killed by Bhopal Police at Malikheda on the city edges, Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told to press

The eight activists were identified as Amzad, Mujeeb Shaikh, Mehbood Guddu, Mohammad Kalid Ahmed, Zakir Hussain Sadiq, Mohammad Salik,, Aqeel and Majid, a police official said.

The National Investigation Agency(NIA) will probe the jail-break even as disagreements surfaced on the encounter.

The prison director was among four authorities suspended by the Madhya Pradesh government.

IG Yogesh Choudhary said the escaping SIMI activists had weapons in their ownership and opened shoot when faced and the police shot in striking back, in remarks that seemed to negate the Home Minister’s announcement.

Bhupendra Singh said the undertrials utilized spoons and plates they conveyed from the jail as weapons to assault the security faculty. Requested his remarks on the TV footage that appeared to contradcit encounter hypothesis, he kept up that it was an encounter and police had no choice however to dispense with them.

At a brief media connection, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the  jail-break would be probed by the NIA yet parried a question on the encounter. He said the state government will likewise do a different investigation concerning the matter.

Not long after the occurrence, the state government discharged the representations of the eight activists and suspended four authorities including Jail Superintendent Akhilesh Tomar. The legislature likewise reported a reward of Rs 5 lakh each on the leaders of the activists..

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