NIA may not be able to take up Bhopal jailbreak or encounter probe

Agency sources said the NIA can investigate the case only if the MP Police find evidence that the SIMI operatives were being helped by a terror group.

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 2:19 pm

 

bhopal encounter, bhopal jailbreak, simi, simi activists, simi activists killed, bhopal encounter, nia bhopal encounter, nia simi, simi activists killed, india news, Indian express Police personnel guarding outside Bhopal Central Jail after 8 SIMI members escaped on Monday in Bhopal. (Source: PTI Photo)

Though there are demands for NIA investigations into the encounter killing of the suspected SIMI operatives, and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan having already announced a probe by it into the jailbreak incident, the central agency is not going take up the cases any time soon. Legally, the NIA has no jurisdiction to probe the two incidents as they are not scheduled offences on their own.

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Agency sources said the NIA can investigate the case only if the MP Police find evidence that the SIMI operatives were being helped by a terror group from outside or were supplied arms or other assistance during or before the encounter.

“If the FIR into the two incidents mentions any outside support in the form of a terror group, only then the NIA can take up the case. Or there is something to show that the inmates escaped to launch a terror attack. The NIA Act says we can only probe scheduled offences. The CBI, though, can probe in all circumstances,” an NIA officer said.

Home Ministry sources said a decision will be taken by the government after it receives a written request for a probe into the jailbreak incident from the state government. The decision will be taken based on contents of the FIR, a source said.

Despite demands for a probe into the encounter, the state government refused to order an NIA probe into it as it believes the encounter to be genuine. The state government has, however, expressed intentions to hand over the jailbreak probe to the NIA.

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    Balu
    Nov 4, 2016 at 1:55 am
    After stupid demands for stupid CBI investigations(as if Criminal's Bureau of investigation is anything to rely on) now it's a fashion to demand Nasty Investigation Agency(NIA). Both agencies are deliberately manned by brahmin Mafia and deliberately kept under the control of home ministry. Present officials and past employees of these agencies use their connections to get employment for their incompetent relatives. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Being paid on tax money of people and carrying out activities against people on the orders of their political masters is worse than betraying the country. Existence of such orgs that act against people is against consution and should be first dissolved or made independent. It's only with their backup, advise, planning and consultation on when, where and how to murder, m murder, stage encounters, and how to prepare for post-murder, hatred inducing propaa against the victims, the local police and the politicians actually carry out the macres.
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      Ramakrishnan
      Nov 4, 2016 at 3:02 am
      Brahmin dog in Christian name and stupidly blames Christians.
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        Parshulakshya
        Nov 4, 2016 at 7:36 am
        There can be no doubt that Simmi terrorists were killed in real encounter ,it was not fake. Killers were killed , why so much political and media noise over the just issue. Especially Congress should not accuse the MP Govt of fake encounter when itself during its 60 years dictatorial Dynistic rule supposed to have carried out innumerable fake encounters of criminals ,gangsters etc west Bengal too during CPM -Jyoti BasU-rule there was strong public belief that fake encounters were conducted of nexalites and others..
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          Parshulakshya
          Nov 4, 2016 at 7:36 am
          There can be no doubt that Simmi terrorists were killed in real encounter ,it was not fake. Killers were killed , why so much political and media noise over the just issue. Especially Congress should not accuse the MP Govt of fake encounter when itself during its 60 years dictatorial Dynistic rule supposed to have carried out innumerable fake encounters of criminals ,gangsters etc west Bengal too during CPM -Jyoti BasU-rule there was strong public belief that fake encounters were conducted of nexalites and others..
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