Repeating his doubts over the Bhopal encounter, Congress general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Digvijaya Singh has asked why only Muslims break out of prison and not Hindus.
The Congress leader earlier had demanded a probe into the incident, suggesting a conspiracy behind the encounter that killed eight alleged SIMI activists after they reportedly escaped from a Bhopal jail.
Singh was quoted by the a news agency as saying: “The National Investigation Agency must conduct probe, the court should monitor it. Also why only Muslims break out of jail, what is the problem, must also be probed.”
Police said the activists of banned outfit Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who were under trial, on Monday escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing a head constable.
However, the so-called encounter has already raised several doubts over its authenticity. Skeptics questioned the credibility of police narrative citing the contradictions in it.
“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 earlier told media.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh BJP leader and Home and Jail Minister Babular Gaur also raised questions over the narrative asking how it is possible for the activists to escape so easily.
Citing the fact that the Bhopal Central Jail is considered to be the most secure prison in the state, Gaur demanded a thorough probe into the encounter, media reports revealed.
However, BJP criticised the opposition saying that the doubts were being raised by those who supported the “Bharat ki barbadi” slogans. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accused the leaders are not seeing the martyrdom of Indian jawans.