The alleged Bhopal encounter that left 8 SIMI operatives killed after they managed to escape from Central jail is already caught in a rut of questions.
Amid criticism from Opposition over inefficient handling of the jailbreak, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the matter is being ‘politicised for vote bank.’
Advocating for quick trial, Chouhan added, “How long can you keep them under trial? Some people even get chicken biryani in jail. We should seriously consider setting up fast-track courts.” He further said that “the slain men were dreaded terrorists who could have wrecked havoc.”
Slamming the opposition and skeptics who have been doubting the authenticity of encounter, Chouhan said, “Certain politicians are making a hue and cry for these terrorists but not lending a word of solace for the martyred jawans.”They are still playing dirty politics over the issue, I appeal everyone to stop playing dirty politics. Patriotism is important.”
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday also lamented saying that, “First of all we should stop this habit of raising doubts and questioning the authorities and police. This is not a good culture.”