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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First Published on: October 31, 2016 2:00 pm
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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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                    Vivek narain
                    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:55 am
                    And they managed to get themselves killed promptly,very neat for all! good that no more casualties for police personell in Diwali.
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                      Vihari Naidu
                      Oct 31, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                      They were not convicted by any court yet. Getting arrested under terrorism charges doesn't make them terrorists. They have tobe convicted by a court as per rule of law.
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                        Raj
                        Oct 31, 2016 at 10:45 am
                        The greatest enemy and deshdrohi is you. You will also be eliminated soon if you continue to be anti national.
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                          sahil
                          Oct 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                          Looks like Vyapam and UP elections took a toll here! BJP voters must be blind and dumb not to realise the truth in this drama. Another batla house, just different party. jhandelwalan's dream of Brahmin reich ever so close now
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                            Sayed
                            Oct 31, 2016 at 4:23 pm
                            First of all those policmen who acted as terrorists should be punished. THen the failure and liar BJP government who is responsible for Vyapam too should be kicked out. There are many loop s in the story starting with use of bedsheet. How come without some support at another end bedsheets can be used to climb. Infact it is murder by BJP ociated terrorists, who cannot bark against China but kill their fellow country men by bing them terrorists. How come they can say anyone terrorists til court said. Lot of criminal leaders are on loose soon in elections they should be published and send to jails otherwise they will succeed in creating anarchy in India.
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                              Sayed
                              Oct 31, 2016 at 4:25 pm
                              If you will be killed then should anyone be punished? Because from your comments you seems not to believe in law and justifying the killings?
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                                Mohib
                                Oct 31, 2016 at 11:35 am
                                Very funny! All the eight simi activitist encountered at the same place.....let NIA or CBI to investigate. It looks Gujrat type.
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                                  Suren Singh Sahni
                                  Oct 31, 2016 at 9:04 pm
                                  The Corrupt Chief Minister has no regard for the Rule of the Law.Police have NO right to kill the prisoners.The Judges decide in the Court of Law whether they are guilty or innocent on the basis of Evidence.The Police and Chief Minister have breached Human Rights and should be charged with murder
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                                    Prateik
                                    Oct 31, 2016 at 11:39 am
                                    Correction: Anti Terrorist policies.
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                                      Prateik
                                      Oct 31, 2016 at 11:37 am
                                      Terrorists died. Peaceful MP But you look unhappy?
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                                        Prateik
                                        Oct 31, 2016 at 11:38 am
                                        Which international agency?
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                                          Prateik
                                          Oct 31, 2016 at 12:49 pm
                                          Terrorists don't believe in any law
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                                            MaoDictator
                                            Oct 31, 2016 at 8:54 am
                                            And they killed our Mukhtar, Anees , Dawood and Ebrahim !
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