All the eight banned SIMI activists who fled from Bhopal Central Jail on Monday were killed in an encounter with police in the city outskirts.
The terrorists even killed a security guard. They climbed the prison wall with the help of bed sheets to escape.
“The activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India 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 terrorists were identified as -- Amzad, Zakir Hussain Sadiq, Mohammad Salik, Mujeeb Shaikh, Mehbood Guddu, Mohammad Kalid Ahmed, Aqeel and Majid,” a police official said.
“All the eight activists were killed by Bhopal Police at Malikheda on the city outskirts,” Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said.
As soon as the terrorists fled from the jail, the state government released their sketches. In this regard, four officials were suspended including Jail Superintendent Akhilesh Tomar. The government also announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh on all terrorists.
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BY M.DIVYA SRI