SIMI Encounter: Commission probes jailbreak case without visiting premises in Bhopal

BHOPAL: The single member judicial commission investigating the SIMI jailbreak case has not made even a single visit to Bhopal Central Jail.

Eight SIMI activists fled from the Bhopal Central Jail on early morning of October 31 after murdering a jail guard and tying another one.

 They were later killed in ab encounter near Mankikhedi village on the same day in a joint operation conducted by the district police and STF.

The state government instituted the one-member committee chaired by former DGP Nandan Dubey, for probe into the incident and also established the CID investigations. The government also tried to hand over the case to the National Investigation Agency, which it refused.

Later on November 8 the state government instituted the judicial inquiry and appointed retired justice SK Pandey as a chairman of the judicial commission. It was also decided that the commission will submit its report in three months.

However, more than one month has passed but the investigation is yet to start. The commission has not visited the jail to investigate the jailbreak incident. The government took around a month to allot the office and the supporting staff to the commission.

The every passing single day may be affecting the evidences, and the delayed investigation may also give reasons to other to raise objections.

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