8 SIMI Terrorists Who Escaped From Jail, Killed in Encounter Hours Later

8 jihadi terrorists from banned terror organization SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India), who had escaped from Bhopal Central Jail early this morning after slitting the throat of a security guard, have been gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Eintkhedi village on the outskirts of Bhopal just hours later.

As per this news report

“The eight members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India, who were facing treason charges, were killed in an encounter in Eintkhedi village on the outskirts of Bhopal, police said.

Police said the men were washing their faces in a river when the villagers saw them and informed the police. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the state police arrived, following which there was an encounter between them.

The eight men were Amjad, Zakir Hussain Sadiq, Mohammad Salik, Mujeeb Shaikh, Mehbood Guddu, Mohammad Kalid Ahmed, Aqeel and Majid.

They had slit the throat of a prison guard before escaping. The jail break took place between 12 and 2 am on Sunday night when the city was celebrating Diwali.

This was the second major jail break by operatives of banned SIMI in three years after the sensational escape by seven members of the group from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh in 2013.”

As per Yogesh Chaudhary, IG Bhopal, “We located the 8 inmates, they fired on us, and all of them were killed in cross firing.”

As per another report, among these eight terrorists, Zakir, Mehbood, Amjad had fled in 2013 as well. Four of the seven SIMI terrorists who escaped from the jail in Khandwa in 2013, could be arrested only after three years – during the period of their hiding, the militants were involved in multiple incidents of terror in several states including Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, and a bank robbery.

So it is a big break for MP police and security forces that such dangerous terrorists have been neutralized only hours after their jail break.

Social media reactions

Social media was quick to congratulate the security forces for the prompt action in neutralizing the dreaded SIMI terrorists, and many were also anticipating the left-liberal political/NGO/academic/media nexus to raise a hue and cry for the “human rights violation” & “extra-judicial elimination” of the SIMI terrorists.

Our terror apologists and professional secular lobbyists will likely raise the bogey of ‘State murder’, ‘Encounter Killing’ etc., notwithstanding the fact that those 8 terrorists had brutally killed a jail guard during their escape and fired upon the security forces when cornered.

India Today’s reporting is already playing along expected lines when they write –  “They (the 8 terrorists) had allegedly slit the throat of a prison guard before escaping.” Note the use of the word ‘alleged’ – a guard had his throat slit by these prisoners, and this is still labeled as an allegation by India Today.


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