Last rites of SIMI operative performed in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2015 18:45 IST

The last rites of the banned Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative, Ejazuddin, who was gunned down in an encounter with police personnel in Nalgonda district of Telangana, were performed amidst heavy police force deployment here in Bhopal on Tuesday.

Ejazuddin, 30, a resident of Kareli in Narsighgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, was among six SIMI operatives, who had escaped from Khandwa jail by scaling the boundary wall of the jail in October, 2013.

He along with another SIMI operative Mohammed Aslam, 27, a resident of Khandwa, was shot dead by police on April 4. However, as per a report reaching here Mohammed Aslam's family members have refused to receive his body.

Ejazuddin's body was brought from Telangana to Bhopal on Tuesday afternoon as his father Azizuddin, a tailor by profession, has been living in Karond locality of Bhopal for the past 4 years.

Ejazuddin was eldest of all among seven siblings- five brothers and two sisters.

Heavy police force was deployed in the locality, where Ejazuddin's father and a younger brother Ashif live, to meet any eventuality. Though tension prevailed in the area, the last rites were performed peacefully.

Sources claimed that several SIMI operatives of Madhya Pradesh Module of SIMI including Inam-ur-Rehman were present in the funeral. Inam-ur-Rehman is a brother-in-law of head of MP Module of SIMI Abu Faisal, who is in jail.

The family members refused to talk to media persons. However, city superintendent of police Malkeet Singh said, "We received information regarding the last rites of the SIMI operative on Monday evening. We have deployed heavy police force to ensure that no untoward incident takes place in the city."

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