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Bhopal encounter: MP Home Minister accuses Congress of playing vote-bank politics

Updated: Nov 01, 2016 15:27 IST

Anuppur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Nov. 1 (ANI): Taking a dig at the Congress for cornering the Madhya Pradesh Government post the encounter of SIMI terrorists after their escape from the Bhopal Central Jail, state Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday accused the grand old party of indulging in vote-bank politics for petty gains.

Singh told ANI that according to the instructions of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouha the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would only probe how the eight Students Islamic Movement of India, (SIMI) operatives made conspiracy and escaped from Bhopal Central Jail

"The Chief Minister had asked for an NIA investigation as to how these people fled escaped, if any foreign terrorist groups were involved and other things. It would also investigate as to how they planned everything. This is what the NIA would investigate," Singh said.

"In any part of the country when terrorists are killed then there are always few people who talk in favour to help terrorists and it's particularly Congress, who are playing vote-bank politics on terrorism," he added.

Eight terrorists of the banned group SIMI, who escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing a guard yesterday morning, were gunned down in an encounter by the state police. (ANI)