New Delhi, Nov 4: The jail break case from Madhya Pradesh has witnessed several twists and turns. Amidst demands that the National Investigation Agency must probe the case, the fact is as per the law, the premier agency cannot probe into the matter. As per the NIA charter, the agency can only probe into scheduled offences.
In this case there is no evidence as yet that the operatives of the SIMI who escaped from jail were being helped by a terror group from outside. If the FIR filed by the Madhya Pradesh police mentions an outside hand, then the charter of the NIA would allow the agency to probe into the case.
It may be recalled that earlier this week, 8 operatives of the Students Islamic Movement of India had escaped from a jail in Bhopal before killing a constable. All the 8 were in a matter of hours killed in an encounter. The encounter has raised several questions. In an audio clip that has surfaced, one police personnel is heard saying, " surround them and finish them off."
A home ministry official informed OneIndia that for now no request has been received from the Madhya Pradesh government to probe into the case. Once we get a request, we will examine the official also informed.
Meanwhile the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a judicial probe into the matter. The future course of action on this case would be taken following the recommendations made by the judicial panel.