Bhopal encounter: Families of 8 SIMI men killed to challenge panel’s findings in court

By M M Desk

BHOPAL: Alleged of a prison break, the families of eight suspected Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) men, who were killed in ‘encounter afterwards, is planning to legally challenge the single-member panel report which exonerated the police.

The encounter took place hours after they escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail and allegedly killed a security guard.

The probe panel submitted its report to state government in August 2017, but it was tabled by the government before the State Assembly on the first day of monsoon session on June 25, 2018.

Senior counsel Sajid Ali, who headed a team of lawyers that represented the kin of the deceased before the judicial commission headed by retired High Court judge SK Pandey, said the report submitted in the MP Assembly was one-sided.

“We sought cross-examination of witnesses, which was denied. We wanted to be present in the jail and at the alleged encounter site when the panel visited the place, but that too didn’t happen,” Sajad said to Indian Express.

At the time of encounter, many leaders including AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi had demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe and raised questions on the encounter.


Also read-


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Stories

Fact Finding Report on Bhopal encounter exposes lies of Madhya Pradesh police

By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: Exposing the lies and falsehood peddled by the Madhya Pradesh BJP-led government and the Police about the alleged Bhopal...
By Asad Mirza Last week, veteran Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders vowed to be Prime Minister of the Netherlands eventually, following an election in which his party won the most seats. Wilders vowed on X: “I will be prime minister.” In a...
OVIEDO, Spain / LONDON : EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell said on Monday that without a Palestinian state, there will be “no peace or security for Israel.” Borrell is in Barcelona for the eighth ministerial forum of the Union...
Srinagar : Seven students of an agricultural university have been arrested here under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for allegedly raising objectionable slogans and celebrating the Indian cricket team’s loss in the World Cup final, officials said on...
Tel Aviv : Hamas had initially planned its October 7 cross-border onslaught for the eve of Passover, but cancelled the attack after Israel raised the alert level, Israeli media reported. Military intelligence caught the early signs of an attack on...
Kolkata : Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra on Sunday said that the final draft of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA is expected to be ready by March 30 next year. The BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh,...