Bhopal: All the eight SIMI terrorists who had escaped from the Bhopal Central jail earlier today have been killed in an encounter outside Bhopal.
The eight men, who were facing treason charges, were killed in an encounter in Eintkhedi village on the outskirts of Bhopal.
The eight SIMI men were Amjad, Zakir Hussain Sadiq, Mohammad Salik, Mujeeb Shaikh, Mehbood Guddu, Mohammad Kalid Ahmed, Aqeel and Majid.
They had allegedly slit the throat of a prison guard before escaping. The jail break took place between 12 and 2 am on Sunday night when the city was celebrating Diwali.
This was the second major jail break by operatives of banned SIMI in three years after the sensational escape by seven members of the group from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh in 2013.
Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring states were put on high alert following the jail break. A number of prison officials were also suspended by the state government.