You should praise us for killing them: MP Jail minister on SIMI activists’ encounter

"You should praise us for killing the accused even though they escaped...they were stopped from carrying out more dangerous acts," she said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 12:31 pm
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Admitting to a few security lapses, Madhya Pradesh Minister of Jails, Kusum Mehdele on Tuesday told news channel NDTV that the security forces should be praised for tracking and killing the eight SIMI activists. “You should praise us for killing the accused even though they escaped…they were stopped from carrying out more dangerous acts,” she said.

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Mehdale added that some CCTVs  inside the jail may not be working.  “I accept there are lapses on our part. Some CCTVs in the jail may not be working. How they managed to scale the wall I don’t know,” she said.

On Monday, eight  undertrails escaped from Bhopal Central Jail after killing a security guard. They were accused of various criminal acts ranging from murder to sedition.  Questions have been raised by opposition parties about the encounter and the demand for an independent inquiry gained currency after two videos of the encounter surfaced. One of the video showed a police personnel pumping bullets into one of the unarmed activists’ body.

Meanwhile, the ruling BJP leader including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan maintained that the opposition was making ‘baseless’ allegations for vote bank politics and asked for a NIA probe.

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First Published on: November 1, 2016 11:29 am
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    Raj
    Nov 1, 2016 at 11:02 am
    Anyone who is not in good books of ch@ddis is anti-national and needs to be shot.
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      Raj
      Nov 1, 2016 at 11:03 am
      Anyone who is not in good books of ch@ddis is anti-national and needs to be shot.
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        Raj
        Nov 1, 2016 at 11:03 am
        Anyone who is not in good books of ch@ddis is anti-national and needs to be shot.
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          SubbuI
          Nov 1, 2016 at 6:43 am
          VERY BRAVE OF M.P POLICEMEN TO KILL ALL 8 MEN WANTED TO SURRENDER AND HAD NO WEAPONS OTHER THAN STEEL SPOON TO ATTACK THEM.lt;br/gt;I THINK THEY ARE INSPIRED BY KALNAYAK GUNDA SHAH THE ENCOUNTER LIZARD AND THE GUJARATH TEAM IN MUFTI. GREAT JOB.SABKO PURASKAR DEDEJIYE! JIO NALAYAK NMODI JIO
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            zeed
            Nov 1, 2016 at 10:27 am
            MP CM trying to do a Gujarat CM. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Not that easy. Still looks like at least he has a Kodnani. Now who is the Shah here is anybody's guess. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Fact remains these men were murdered. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And how does GoI deal with Hindu and saffron terrorists? lt;br/gt;Create a w new agency, call it the NIA, and give it the mandate to exonerate them as and when required. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Reminds of banana republics.
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              zeed
              Nov 2, 2016 at 1:09 am
              Sorry dear Kashmiri Hindu ji (also known as pandit, because calling yourself Hindu is like a curse to your community) Understandably, you are an angry lot. Who wouldn't be if mother sister aunty was thoroughly violated. But two wrongs don't make a right. You need to calm down and be less angry. Think better - your community needs it.
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                arc
                Nov 1, 2016 at 11:08 am
                Is that how you killed Vyapam witnesses?
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                  JM
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 8:22 am
                  Firstly the jail minister should resign.lt;br/gt;Secondly there should be a SC sitting judge investigation.lt;br/gt;This looks like not an escape. This is not a jail break. This is brutal murder by state agencies with the tacit support of bjp govt under VYAPPAM specialist chouhan.
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                    JM
                    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:16 am
                    Sorry I mean to up vote.
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                      HILARY
                      Nov 1, 2016 at 6:29 am
                      We should not question the integrity of these brave policemen who are our protectors.That would be unpatriotic and could be sedition under the latest interpretation. The policemen who performed this brave task should be awarded gallantry medals.
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                        Mayur Panghaal
                        Nov 1, 2016 at 7:03 am
                        Just look at the calibre of these ppl.Im sure she cant spell prison correctly.
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                          Mayur Panghaal
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 7:03 am
                          Would u believe it that 8 ppl crossed 3 walls which measured 30 ft in height to escape from an iso certified prison.Now jail minister says cctv cameras could be out of order.lt;br/gt;What a country this has become.Banana republic is a mild word.
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                            M. AHMAD
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                            ONE CAN REMEMBER ISHRAT JEHAN CASE IN GUJARAT AFTER GOING THROUGH THIS CASE.
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                              M. AHMAD
                              Nov 1, 2016 at 1:22 pm
                              SO, IT WAS PRE DECIDED THAT INSTEAD OF ARRESTING THEM KILLED THEM. WHAT A GOOD JOB.? EVEN INDIAN LAWS PROHIBIT EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING.
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                                Devisahai Meena
                                Nov 1, 2016 at 11:12 am
                                Now no chaddis since it has been replaced by pyjama/trouser.
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                                  Devisahai Meena
                                  Nov 1, 2016 at 11:11 am
                                  Why not . Your carelessness is a sin that prisoners jail-broke wearing normal clothing (trousers, shoes , watches , shirts ) leaving jail dress inside . Such a minister be sacked .
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                                    Narhar Joshi
                                    Nov 1, 2016 at 6:20 am
                                    How lower can IE fall? Isn't a "activist" of an "terrorist organisation" by default a "terrorist"?
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                                      Nishith Bhatt
                                      Nov 1, 2016 at 10:40 am
                                      Great job MP Police. Destroying this terror group is a service to India and Indians.
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                                        Nishith Bhatt
                                        Nov 1, 2016 at 10:43 am
                                        Joji, why not have a sitting judge invextigate your tamil priext sodomising young boys in church? It happened just 3 months ago.
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                                          Nishith Bhatt
                                          Nov 1, 2016 at 10:41 am
                                          Zid, terror suspects who kill policeman have to be shot dead. They were shot dead. More will be shot dead if they do crime.
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                                            sahil
                                            Nov 1, 2016 at 10:12 am
                                            What else to expect from a nation governed from Jhandelwalan. Unfortunately for BJP this staged macre wont help in the UP elections.
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