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Political parties express doubt over Bhopal encounter, demand probe

Eight SIMI Activists Who Broke Out From The Bhopal Central Jail On Monday Were Killed In A Police Encounter In Eintkhedi Village On Bhopal Outskirts.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 31 Oct 2016, 09:44:42 PM
Digvijay Singh and Asaduddin Owaisi

New Delhi:

Eight SIMI activists who broke out from the Bhopal Central Jail on Monday were killed in a police encounter in Eintkhedi village on Bhopal outskirts.

The police reports started coming in soon after the encounter flashing their names and how the eight SIMI activists managed to flee the prison by slitting the throat of security guard.

While the other political parties are questioning the Bhopal encounter. From Digvijay Singh to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, politicians have been raising doubts over the purported encounter killings of the SIMI activists.

ALSO READ: (Live updates on Bhopal encounter: 8 SIMI terrorists killed in cross-firing, 7 weapons recovered, says IG Yogesh Choudhary)


Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM)

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi alleged discrepancies in the official version on the escape of SIMI activists from Bhopal jail. Questioning the activists’ killing in the subsequent encounter with police, AIMIM chief demanded an enquiry by the Supreme Court to bring out all facts.

Doubted the statement put forward by Madhya Pradesh Home Minister and police officials,  Owaisi asked, “if the undertrials were armed with spoons, the Madhya Pradesh ATS could have easily overpowered them, as they have all sophisticated weapons.” But people who have run away from prison after assassinating a guard and they only have spoons. So to any normal person, this theory is unbelievable, Owaisi added.

Digvijay Singh (Congress)

Former MP CM Digvijay Singh also raised questions over the SIMI terrorist attack episode which shook the nation on Monday. Singh accused government of hiding the whole truth. 

“Did terrorist flee or were they released under a government scheme? This should be investigated...,” Congress leader tweeted. 

ALSO READ: (Four SIMI activists killed in encounter over Bhopal jail break learned bomb-making in Bijnor of UP)

Brinda Karat (CPI (M)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) polit bureau member Brinda Karat  called the encounter as entirely ‘dubious’ and ‘manufactured’.


D. Raja (CPI)

Smelling conspiracy into the encounter, Raja also asked for judicial probe into the matter and urged the Centre to ask for a detailed report from the Madhya Pradesh Government.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan lauded the locals and state police for their collective efforts to bring down the activists. Chouhan also asserted that all those responsible for the escaping of the prisoners would not be spared. He has also requested the central government for National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the matter.

ALSO READ: (Watch: All 8 SIMI terrorists who fled Bhopal central jail killed in police encounter)

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First Published : 31 Oct 2016, 07:51:00 PM