The eight SIMI activists, who escaped from the Central Jail in Bhopal, were killed on October 31, 2015 in an alleged police encounter. The activists had escaped from the jail after killing a security guard and scaling the prison wall with the help of bedsheets, following which some officials responsible for jail security were suspended.
The eight SIMI undertrials had pulled off an audacious escape from the high-security Central Jail of Bhopal on the intervening night of October 30-31 last year after killing a guard. Police, however, gunned them down in an alleged encounter on the outskirts of Bhopal within hours of jailbreak.
Nagori wrote to the special court from jail “expressing fear for his life” while referring to the November 2016 “encounter” in which eight SIMI activists were killed by security forces on the outskirts of Bhopal. He also claimed that such transfer amounted to “miscarriage of justice.”