BHOPAL JAIL BREAK
Union Home Ministry seeks a detailed report from MP government on the jail break.
Bhopal: Eight SIMI activists who pulled off a daring prison break and escaped in the wee hours on Monday after killing a security guard at the Bhopal Central Jail here, were hunted down and killed in a police encounter on the city outskirts. All the eight activists were killed by Bhopal Police at Malikheda on the city outskirts, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh.
Acting on the leads provided by locals, the cops tracked them down to Malikheda, where they were encircled and killed when they tried to challenge the police. “The activists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had managed to escape around 2-3 am after killing a jail security guard and scaling the prison wall with the help of bed sheets,” DIG Bhopal Raman Singh said. The activists were identified as Amzad, Zakir Hussain Sadiq, Mohammad Salik, Mujeeb Shaikh, Mehbood Guddu, Mohammad Kalid Ahmed, Aqeel and Majid. Soon after the incident, the state government released their sketches.
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