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Bhopal jail break: Stop questioning police, says Kiren Rijiju

In the backdrop of opposition parties questioning the government over killing of eight SIMI operative in Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said that raising doubts and questioning police should stop and no conclusion should be drawn o

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 01, 2016 14:09 IST ]
File pic - MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju outside North
File pic - MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju outside North Block

In the backdrop of opposition parties questioning the government over killing of eight SIMI operative in Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said that raising doubts and questioning police should stop and no conclusion should be drawn on the bases of videos only.

Rijiju said that facts will come out soon and decried the ‘habit’ of raising doubts and questioning the authorities and police in such incidents.

“It is not good to raise questions on security forces dealing with terrorists, just on the basis of videos. We are facing challenges in border with ceasefire violation. Our forces are responding," he said.

The MoS for Home Affairs was queried on the circumstances in which the eight SIMI members were killed yesterday near Bhopal by police.

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

As a controversy raged over the police action after the daring pre-dawn jail-break, TV channels showed footage purportedly from the encounter site in which a policeman is seen pumping bullets into a man from close range after some unidentified person takes out what appears to be a knife said to be in a plastic cover and places it back.

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