Kejriwal demands SC monitored probe into SIMI activists' deaths

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday demanded an apex court monitored probe into the killing of eight alleged SIMI activists in a gunfight with police, after they escaped from Bhopal jail.

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New Delhi, Oct 31: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday demanded an apex court monitored probe into the killing of eight alleged SIMI activists in a gunfight with police, after they escaped from Bhopal Central Jail.

"We demand an SC monitored investigation (into the case of killings of SIMI activists)," Kejriwal tweeted.

Arvind Kejriwal

In response to a scribe's tweet which questioned the state version of the encounter, saying it was "Gujarat model being truly replicated elsewhere", Kejriwal said, "It was very serious."

Earlier, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) also demanded a judicial probe into the killings.

Read More: 8 SIMI operatives who escaped from Bhopal jail killed in encounter

Eight members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who escaped from Bhopal Central Jail on Monday were killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of the city, police said.

IANS

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