October 31, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Bhopal: As per Indian Media reports, eight Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were killed by ‘Counter Terrorism Squad’ (CTS) of Madhya Pradesh police in an ‘encounter’ that took place after around 8 hours of their alleged escape from Bhopal Central Jail.
Those killed have reportedly been identified as: Mohammad Aqeel Khilji alias Abdullah s/o Mohammad Yusuf, Mehboob Guddu alias Malik s/o Ismail of Khandwa (MP), Mohammad Khalid Ahmad s/o Mohammad Saleem of Sholapur Maharashtra, Mujeeb Sheikh alias Akram alias Wasim alias Nawed alias Nitin alias Faizan alias Chintoo alias Yusuf s/o Zamal Ahmad resident of Juhapura (Ahmedabad) Gujarat, Amzad s/o Ramzan Khan, Zakir Hussein Sheikh alias Vicky don alias Vinay Kumar s/o Badalul Hussein and Abdul Majid s/o Mohammad Yusuf of Ujjain (MP).
Earlier today the Madhya Pradesh police has maintained that eight SIMI activists escaped around 2-3 AM by killing a jail security guard. As per initial media reports, they used a rope made out of bed sheets to climb the wall of the jail at around 3-4:00 am in the morning. The whole city is being condoned off by the police to nab the escapees. They killed the guard by slitting his throat with steel plate and glass after overpowering him, the DIG said.
As per recent media reports the alleged escapees were cornered and killed 10 km away from the prison in city outskirts in a joint operation of city police, counter terrorist group (CTG) and ATS team led by IPS officer Sanjeev Shami.
According to Times of India (ToI), [t]heir location was detected near Manikheda area under Gunga police station following information from local villagers.
“When they were confronted by a few the villagers, they started pelting stones. Villagers mistook them as robbers and alerted the police. When they were asked to surrender, they opened fire forcing police to retaliate,” claimed IG Yogesh Chaudhary who, according to Indian media reports, was part of the operation. Two policemen were also injured in the encounter which lasted for nearly an hour.
“They were carrying dates and other food materials with them. Efforts are being made to trace identity of those who supported them in the jail break”, the police reportedly said.
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