New Delhi: Responding to the SIMI jail break incident, Congress general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh on Monday said the repeated instance of prisoners escaping from jail across the country suggested a larger ‘conspiracy’.
“It is a serious issue. First SIMI activists fled the Khandwa Jail. Now they have fled from 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,” Singh told reporters here.
Jis prakaar se SIMI ke log jail tod ke bhaag rahe hain ismein bhi jaanch ka vishay hai kahin mili-bhagat toh nahin hai: Digvijaya Singh,Cong pic.twitter.com/L0WVWGKuyQ
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 31, 2016
The Congress general secretary further wrote that he recommended the NDA government to ban SIMI and Bajrang Dal. But ban was imposed on SIMI but not on Bajrang Dal.
SIMI और बजरंग दल पर मैंने प्रतिबंध लगाने की सिफ़ारिश तत्कालीन NDA सरकार से की थी। उन्होंने SIMI पर तो लगा दिया बजरंग दल पर नहीं लगाया।
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) October 31, 2016
Singh’ statement came hours after eight terrorists of the banned group SIMI escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing a guard. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has confirmed the incident.
“The incident happened around 2 a.m. The terrorists used blankets and bed-sheets. They overpowered the two officers in charge and then opened the locks,” Arvind Saxena, Superintendent of Police (SP) told ANI.
“We have launched an extensive search operation in nearby areas as well the entire state,” he added. For their escape, the prisoners chose Diwali night, when people across the country celebrate by bursting crackers. Following, Madhya Pradesh Government suspended five officials of the Bhopal Central Jail.
With ANI inputs