Under attack from various political parties and social organizations over the alleged fake encounter in which 8 SIMI activists were gunned down, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has decided to go on offensive saying-‘it is sad that in India terrorists who are in jails are fed chicken biryani for years together’
Agressively defending the policemen who were involved in the chasing of SIMI activists, the Chief Minister said- “Those being tried for terror take years to get punished. For years, they are fed chicken biryani in jail. Then they escape and indulge in more crimes and attacks…we need fast-track courts for terror cases too.”
Mr Chauhan said that the police was fired at by the prisoners, they had no choice but to shoot back.
But videos that have gone viral suggest the activists were shot from close range and it was not encounter. The post mortem report also revealed that each man killed took at least two bullets; some were shot in the back.
The killing triggered a national debate with the National Human Rights Commission seeking an explanation from the government and the police.
The Chief Minister visited the prison today to review security arrangements.