We were taken, told to confess, allege relatives of SIMI activist

The five — Amjad Khan, Zakir Hussain, Mohammad Salik, Sheikh Mehboob and Akeel Khilji — had escaped from Bhopal Central Jail in the early hours of Wednesday after allegedly killing a prison guard.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | Khandwa | Updated: November 7, 2016 2:15 pm
simi encounter, simi activists encounter, simi activists jailbreak, simi activits jail escape, simi activists, Madhya Pradesh government, bhopal jailbreak, bhopal jail escape, Madhya Pradesh news, india news, indian express Bhopal: Police investigate the encounter site at the hillocks of Acharpura village after the STF killed 8 Students of Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists who escaped Central Jail killing a security guard in Bhopal on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI10_31_2016_000209A)

A day after eight alleged SIMI operatives were killed in an alleged encounter, bodies of five who came from Khandwa were buried at Bada cemetery here on Tuesday night. The five — Amjad Khan, Zakir Hussain, Mohammad Salik, Sheikh Mehboob and Akeel Khilji — had escaped from Bhopal Central Jail in the early hours of Wednesday after allegedly killing a prison guard.

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On Wednesday, advocate Javed Chouhan, lawyer for four of the slain suspects from Khandwa, said they are yet to receive the postmortem reports from police. “They should be with us in two days. We have video-recorded the bodies before burial – to ensure we can submit the video in case of apprehension that the autopsy reports are tampered with,” Chouhan said.

On Wednesday, relatives of two slain operatives claimed that hours before the encounter they were “blindfolded and handcuffed” early Monday morning and taken to an undisclosed location near Indore, and asked to make allegedly false confessions.

Mohammed Jaleel, 22, son of Akeel Khilji, claimed that “plainclothed men” came to their house around 4.30 am and asked him to join them. He claimed he was not told about the jailbreak, or why he was being detained. “I was blindfolded, handcuffed and put into a car. I was neither allowed to speak with my lawyer nor produced before a magistrate,” he claimed.

Jaleel claimed he was detained for nearly 10 hours. “At 10.30 pm, I was informed about my father’s encounter killing, and was asked to leave…to perform the last rites,” he claimed. According to Jaleel, he was repeatedly questioned what “ek baari usko use karna, usko fek dena, aur darna mat (use it once, then discard it, and don’t be afraid)” meant. “They said this was some code words I had apparently used when I met my father in jail…. I have never said anything like this,” he claimed. “Why should I say what they want me to say?”

Mehmood Feroze, 28, a scrap dealer and brother-in-law of another deceased, Amjad Khan, claimed that he was also “picked up, blindfolded and handcuffed” after morning prayers and taken to an “undisclosed” location. “They were men from the ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad),” he claimed. “They only said I am a sympathiser of Amjad, and that is why they were detaining me.”

Feroze said he had met Amjad in jail about a month-and-half ago. “They said I had transferred hatyaar (weapon)” to Amjad during that meeting, Feroze said, and vehemently denied the accusation. According to relatives, Feroze was released when they mounted pressure that Amjad’s body would be buried only after he was released.

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    IslamForFoools
    Nov 3, 2016 at 2:43 am
    Attack families also
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      T C
      Nov 3, 2016 at 7:12 am
      Tell this to your bloody Bajrangi , VHP, Babas and sadhvis. y naali kay kiiday
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        Abhinav
        Nov 3, 2016 at 3:59 am
        We are living in a country where anti-national elements' accounts sounds more credible and important than the one's protecting our motherland and putting their lives at risk for the same.
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          bitterhoney
          Nov 3, 2016 at 1:51 am
          God is watching. We have full trust in God. He is just and likes justice.
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            B M
            Nov 3, 2016 at 9:12 am
            The People should give a serious thought that what would happen to our country and people if the Government uses police for its selfish motives. One day, the police will become so powerful that there will be no space left for constructive criticism.lt;br/gt;The Delhi police, at the instance of central Govt. , is already challenging the duly elected AAP Govt. The handling of Kanhaiya case by Delhi police is another example. Very sad day and dangerous trend for democracy.
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              Dashrath
              Nov 3, 2016 at 8:52 am
              there is no way to to get the fair trail and consutional response from police and system where BJP rule. this kind of behavior is dangerous for our secular country where all the people lives in friendly and like brotherhood.....it's time to think now and speak up against those people who want to terrorize the minority community.
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                A villager
                Nov 3, 2016 at 6:02 am
                This incidence has provided chance of Ghar vapasi for Award Vapsi and P-secularists goons !!
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                  dipak
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 2:57 am
                  All relatives of a group of saints speaking.lt;br/gt;What the slain police relatives are speaking also need to be mentioned.
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                    Manzoor
                    Nov 3, 2016 at 6:47 am
                    Slowly lots of truth will come out that how this fake encounter has been taken place.
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                      Manzoor
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 6:55 am
                      These Khaki goons are not protecting the motherland but working a tool in the hands of political boss. Send these Khaki goons to LOC and watch how brave and patriot they are. Saalon ki chaddi gili ho jayegi.
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                        Mayur Panghaal
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 3:24 am
                        Heard that Modi has caught Farookh Bhana,the 'prime accused' of Godhra train burning ? Earlier, Maulvi Saeed Umarji, who was believed by the SIT to be the prime conspirator, was acquitted along with 62 other accused for lack of evidence.Godhra Prime Accused acquitted,12 killers of Haren Pandya freed,akshardham 'attackers'' freed by court.lt;br/gt;Just shows what is going on in this country.
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                          Mayur Panghaal
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 3:19 am
                          Times of India journalist refuses Ramnath Goenka Award, says "cannot live with Idea of Mo-di and me in same frame”lt;br/gt;-------------------lt;br/gt;Just about explains the situation in India now.
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                            Mayur Panghaal
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 3:27 am
                            Heard that Feku has caught Farookh Bhana,the 'prime accused' of Godhra train burning ? Earlier, Maulvi Saeed Umarji, who was believed by the SIT to be the prime conspirator, was acquitted along with 62 other accused for lack of evidence. Godhra Prime Accused acquitted,12 killers of Haren Pandya freed, akshardham 'attackers'' freed by court.lt;br/gt;Just shows what is going on in this country.
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                              Mayur Panghaal
                              Nov 3, 2016 at 6:09 am
                              Akshardham Mandir accused Acquitted by Courtlt;br/gt;Haren Pandya Killers Set free by the Court.lt;br/gt;Malegaon Blast accused set free by the court.lt;br/gt;Himayat Baig absoloved of blast charges by court.lt;br/gt;Prime accused in Godhra Train burning and 62 others acquitted by court.lt;br/gt;-----------------lt;br/gt;Now contrast this with all the minions of Feku who toed his line ...from fake encounters to fake edu qualifications
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                                Mayur Panghaal
                                Nov 3, 2016 at 2:59 am
                                A criminal blood thirsty gang is in control of India.That blood thirsty gang will be chased on the streets and will meet the same end as gaddafi and saddam.
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                                  Mohammed Yunus
                                  Nov 3, 2016 at 9:07 am
                                  Flying donkeys...72 angels waiting
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                                    Mohammed Yunus
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:03 am
                                    It is really dangerous to let the sleuths out on the large. Khakhi or white, blue or green, we have to clean up Hindutva from the prisons.
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                                      Mohammed Yunus
                                      Nov 3, 2016 at 9:06 am
                                      Quran teaches everything. Read the book "people vs Mohammed" by Sheldein. It is available on Amazon. More than 200000 Moslems have quit Islam after reading the book. Read experiences have been shared on youtube. It is hilarious.
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                                        Mohammed Yunus
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 9:15 am
                                        Read the book People vs Mohammed. It is hilarious to the core.
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                                          Mohammed Yunus
                                          Nov 3, 2016 at 9:01 am
                                          Yeah these guys were preaching sainthood. They have to be declared martyrs of Islamic Union of India.
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                                            Mujahid
                                            Nov 3, 2016 at 9:51 am
                                            So don't even hide behind a Muslim name b a S t a r d. No one is talking about religion. This is another fake encounter aimed to stifle muslims. But we are not getting cowed down.
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