NIA to probe SIMI jailbreak: Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan

SIMI encounter: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan had spoken to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and suggested that the NIA should carry out the investigation in the matter.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2016 3:46 pm
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan lauded the security forces for killing eight Students’ Islamic Movement of India members in the Eintkhedi village who had escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail on Monday. Adding that the state government was looking at it “seriously”, Chouhan announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the jailbreak.

Speaking to media in Bhopal, Chouhan said, “Want to congratulate our forces, but we are looking at this very seriously. Locals played a crucial role as well, they updated us about the location and all other information. This is a serious matter therefore investigation will take place, further action will be taken based on the findings.”

Chouhan had spoken to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and suggested that the NIA should carry out the investigation in the matter. “I spoke about how NIA should carry out the investigation in the matter. The home minister agreed,” he said.

Also read |  8 SIMI activists, who escaped from Bhopal jail, killed in encounter

Around 2 am at the Bhopal Central Jail, the terrorists tied up one guard and killed a head constable by slitting his throat with steel plate and glass. Then using ropes fashioned out of bedsheets, they climbed out of the boundary walls.

Following the escape, a high alert had been sounded across Madhya Pradesh and the entire city was in lockdown to nab the escaped activists. Five jail officials had also been suspended for lapses in security, including DIG Jail and ADG Jail.

Monday’s incident came three years after a jailbreak in Khandwa when seven members of SIMI had escaped. Five of them were arrested again and two were killed in an encounter with the Telangana Police last year.

SIMI is a banned Islamist fundamentalist organisation that was formed in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, in April 1977.

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    MyTake
    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:51 am
    With enemies within India looks India is in trouble!
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      SubbuI
      Oct 31, 2016 at 1:23 pm
      SHIVRAJ CHOHAN IS TELLING NOW ONLY HE IS INNOCENT.HALLO. YOUR STATE CONTROLED JAIL IS BROKEN TWICE AND YOU ARE RUNNING TO RAJNATH SINGH. DALL ME KUCH KALA HAI.THIS VYAPAM SCAMSTER IS IN TO SOME THING BIG.MAY BE DRUGS SCAM NOW.BE IT VYAPAM OR SIMI. HERE IN MP lt;br/gt;NO CHARGE SHHETgt; NO INQUIRYgt; ONLY KALLAS- JIO BJP JIO
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        bitterhoney
        Oct 31, 2016 at 10:12 am
        Its all rubbish. Shivraj Chauhan should request International Investigating agency to probe the encounter, we can not trust internal investigation.
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          bitterhoney
          Oct 31, 2016 at 10:17 am
          Wait, don't be in haste, the w country will celebrate in big way when the greatest enemy and deshdrohi is killed.
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            bitterhoney
            Oct 31, 2016 at 10:14 am
            Yes, India is in great trouble due to Modi's anti Muslim, anti Dalit policies.
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              Yati
              Oct 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm
              Good. NIA will investigate who helped the anti-nationals escape and the connections of the anti-national supporters.
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                mohan
                Oct 31, 2016 at 10:44 am
                India is a bigger exporter of lethal terror than Pak and Hillary. Commie JNU student Baburam Bhattarai became PM of nepal after the royal family macre. Another jnu alumni Ali Zeidan became PM of Libya after Gaddaffi was murdered on the streets. Good that these terrorists got bumped off, or else many innocent women and children in Yemen, Syria, Libya would have suffered. Good riddance.
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                  D N
                  Oct 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm
                  Gujarat being reenacted. What use NIA probe. The head on second extension. It should be Supreme Court insuted judicial probe.
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