Bhopal encounter of SIMI activists' fake? Video proves so

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Bhopal SIMI encounter
Bhopal SIMI encounter

Los angeles : Bhopal Police shootout of eight SIMI inmates on Sunday raised serious questions on encounters conducted after a video of the same went viral on social media.

The video, which surfaced within hours of the encounter, also prompted a lawyer of seven of the eight SIMI inmates who were killed to call for a CBI probe.

According to police, the encounter took place between 10.30 am and 11.30 am on Monday.

Details of the fabricated encounter video

In one video police looks for weapons on bodies and takes out what looks like a brand new knife concealed in the waistband of one of the dead.

In another video, a uniformed policeman fires at one suspect while another says, “Arre iska koi video banata hai kya?’’ (Does someone videotape something like this?). The shot man can be seen showing signs of movement.

Third video shows the policemen negotiating with the inmates, five of whom are standing on a huge rock.

On being questioned, Home Minister Bhupendra Singh and Bhopal (IG) Yogesh Chaudhary said that a proper probe will be conducted into the incident.

Chaudhary said the police fired 46 rounds. He said that three police officials had sustained injuries in the encounter.