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CPI-M demands judicial probe into killing of SIMI activists

CPI-M demands judicial probe into killing of SIMI activists

IANS |

The Communist Party of India Marxist on Monday demanded a judicial probe into the killing of eight alleged SIMI activists in a gunfight with police after they escaped from Bhopal Central Jail.

quot;The government’s version is highly dubious and suspicious and full of self-contradictory statements.

quot;Therefore to get to the truth it is essential to have an independent probe under a High Court judgequot; CPI-M politburo member Brinda Karat said.

quot;Nobody could believe what seems to be an entirely manufactured version by the government.

quot;These were undertrial prisoners and to call them SIMI terrorists and killing them like this is to subvert the law of the landquot; added Karat.

The eight members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India SIMI who escaped from Bhopal Central Jail were killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of the city.