8 SIMI Terrorists who escape from Bhopal Jail Killed in Encounter in Eintkhedi village : On Monday, 8 terrorists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who had escaped from the Central Jail Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, were killed in an encounter.
Home of Minister of MP – Bhupendra Singh confirmed that all 8 SIMI terrorists, who escaped from jail, killed in police encounter at Malikheda near Bhopal.
The eight terrorists of SIMI had escaped from the Central Jail by killing a security guard and scaling the prison wall with the help of bed sheets. After this incident, some officials responsible for jail security have been suspended.
State government had also announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh each on the heads of the terrorists of SIMI.
An official said that they were identified as -Majid, Aqeel, Mohammad Kalid Ahmed, Mujeeb Shaikh, Mohammad Salik, Mehboob Guddu, Zakir Hussain Sadiq and Amzad.
They killed the guard by slitting his throat with steel plate and glass after overpowering him and scaled the prison walls with the help of bed sheets.
This was the second major jail break by operatives of banned SIMI in three years. In the year 2013, the sensational escape by seven members of the group from a jail in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.
The central security agencies were particularly anxious as four of the seven SIMI activities, who escaped from a jail in Khandwa October 1, 2013, could be arrested only after three years and during the period of their hiding, the militants were involved in multiple incidents of terror and a bank robbery.
SIMI men were allegedly involved in terror activities in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. The Government of India banned the SIMI in 2001.