Bhopal SIMI encounter

News broke on 31st October 2016 that eight inmates of Bhopal Central Prison had escaped in the middle of the previous night. All these inmates were alleged to be members of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India. The inmates were all under-trials and were held in the terror cell of the B wing of the high security jail. By afternoon of the same day Madhya Pradesh police reported that all eight had been killed in an encounter in a village on the outskirts of Bhopal.

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Source of information Fact Finding Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Hindu
Number of victims 9 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

No FIR filed yet

Investigating agency A commision set up by government Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is a part of the perpetrator Current status Not known
Charges Filed Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: October 31, 2016
Nature of Violence
  • Encounter killing/Attack
  • Causal factors
  • Police encounter
  • Name of the victim : Ram Shankar Yadav, Aquel Khilji, Mohammed Salik, Sheik Mehbook Aka Guddu, Zakir Hussain, Mohammed Amzad
    Name of Perpetrator Police
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Bhopal
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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