New Delhi: The post-mortem report of the 8 SIMI terror accused has revealed a minimum of 2 bullet wounds in each body.
According to an NDTV report, most bullet wounds have been inflicted above the waist – on the chest and head. Some however, are below the waist. All the terror accused died of gunshot wounds.
The entry and exit points of the bullets suggest that the suspects were shot from multiple directions, said the report.
The proximity of firing will be determined, said the report. The clothes of the deceased have been sent for testing.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, visited Bhopal Central Jail on Wednesday to check the security arrangements.
8 terror accused belonging to the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were on Monday gunned down by the Special Task Force (STF) of the Madhya Pradesh police in an ‘encounter’, after they escaped from Bhopal Central Jail killing a security guard.
The SIMI members who escaped on Diwali had been imprisoned on charges ranging from murder to terror attacks. They slit the throat of a prison guard and scaled the nearly 30-feet wall with tied-up bedsheets to escape. They were cornered by the police on the outskirts of Bhopal before being killed in an alleged encounter. While the escapees carried spoons when they fled, they were reported to be holding country-made pistols during the encounter.
But a series of videos, shot on a cellphone, show the policemen opening fire at point blank range on the men, raising questions about the police's version of events.
The Congress and other Opposition parties have condemned the alleged encounter, and demanded a probe into the incident. However, the ruling BJP has refused the demand for a probe, calling it vote bank politics.
MP Home Minister Bhupendra Singh categorically rejected the demand for a probe, though state police chief Rishi Kumar Shukla maintained that the CID will investigate the incident....