Bhopal: Eight SIMI activists were allegedly killed in an encounter by Madhya Pradesh police on the outskirts of Bhopal Monday, October 31. While several videos are doing the rounds, these videos show the policemen firing at the SIMI activists from point blank range.
The appearance of the videos that were allegedly shot by police personnel present on the occasion have caused political tremors in Delhi and Bhopal.
Opposition parties have claimed that the Bhopal encounter was fake and that unarmed under trials were gunned down by police.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh has questioned the encounter. Linking the jailbreak by SIMI men in Khandwa to the Bhopal incident, Singh said, “Why in only SIMI activists escaped from Khandwa jail? Why only SIMI Muslims escaped from Bhopal jail? Why do only Muslims break out of jail and not Hindus?”
Asaduddin Owaisi questions Bhopal encounter, killings of 8 SIMI activists (Watch video)
He went on to add, “NIA must conduct the probe, a court should monitor it. Also, why only Muslims break out of jail, what is the problem, must also be probed”. His comments came on a day when thousands gave an emotional farewell to Bhopal jail guard Ramashankar Yadav who lost his life fighting the SIMI terrorists when they escaped from the jail in the early morning of October 31.
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