NIA to probe Bhopal jailbreak; locals helped locate escaped SIMI operatives, says MP CM Chouhan

Written by | October 31, 2016 | 0

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated security forces after they killed the eight SIMI operatives who escaped from jail on Monday. “I want to congratulate our forces, but we are looking at this very seriously. Prisoners escaping is a serious matter, ” the CM said.

Singh added that NIA would investigate the jailbreak to see how the prisoners had escaped. “I spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, I spoke about how NIA should carry out the investigation in the matter. The Home Minister agreed,” he said.

Congress leader Kamal Nath said, “Now we can’t get any information as all of them died. There should be a judicial probe to know how they escaped.”

The eight SIMI activists, who pulled off a daring prison break and escaped in the wee hours of Monday after killing a security guard at the Bhopal Central Jail, were hunted down and killed in a police encounter on the city outskirts. All the eight activists were killed by Bhopal Police at Malikheda on the city outskirts, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupinder Singh told.

CM Chouhan said that locals played a crucial role in locating the fugitives. “They updated us about the location and all other info,” he said.

Acting on the leads provided by locals, the cops tracked them down to Malikheda, where they were encircled and killed when they tried to challenge the police.

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