Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday came down heavily on the opposition parties for questioning the veracity of encounter of SIMI activist in Bhopal and said it is difficult to comprehend as to why the political outfits are sympathizing with traitors of the nation.
Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant said, “Where these SIMI activists some great leaders or where they jawans of the nation? Who are they? They are traitors, they are anti-nationals. Why are people sympathizing with them? I cannot understand what is wrong with people.”
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh yesterday cornered the state government and said the repeated instance of prisoners escaping from jails across the country suggested a larger ‘conspiracy’.
“It is a serious issue. First SIMI activists fled the Khandwa Jail. Now, they have fled from the Bhopal jail. I have been reiterating that RSS activists and other similar organisations are behind the anti-Muslim riots in the country. It should be probed whether there is someone behind this or not,” he said.
Eight terrorists of the banned group SIMI, who escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing a guard, were gunned down in an encounter by the state police.