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Mayawati demands judicial probe into killing of eight SIMI operatives

“Eight prisoners related to SIMI were unarmed. They could have been arrested easily again but no attempts were made in this regard. Prima facie this matter appears suspicious and justice demands judicial probe into the entire incident,” she said in a statement.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2016 15:08 IST
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The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati demanded a judicial probe into the encounter between police and eight Students Islamic Movement of India activists.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati demanded a judicial probe into the encounter between police and eight Students Islamic Movement of India activists.(Reuters)

Accusing the Madhya Pradesh government of using the police for fulfilling the RSS agenda, Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into the encounter between police and eight Students Islamic Movement of India activists

She also alleged that there are communal motives behind the misuse of police in BJP-ruled states.

“Eight prisoners related to SIMI were unarmed. They could have been arrested easily again but no attempts were made in this regard. Prima facie this matter appears suspicious and justice demands judicial probe into the entire incident,” she said in a statement.

“Its visible that police is misused for political and communal motives in BJP ruled states. Police had saved many accused in the Vyapam scam. It was only after the intervention of the Supreme Court that the matter was handed over to CBI. MP government is using police for fulfilling RSS agenda”, she charged.

BJP government should not avoid instituting judicial probe as many parties and organisations have raised their on the encounter.

Eight SIMI activists were killed yesterday in an alleged encounter with police on the outskirts of Bhopal hours after they escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail killing a security guard.

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