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SIMI jailbreak: Probe panel gets 3 months extension

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The today extended by three months the term of the single-member judicial commission, set up to probe the daring jailbreak by eight Students' Islamic Movement of (SIMI) operatives last year.

This is the second extension that the commission has received.

Minister Jayant Malaiya said the decision to give the extension was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister

"The term of the single-member judicial commission probing the escape of SIMI operatives from Bhopal's central jail, has been further extended for a period of three months. The term of this commission was scheduled to end next month (on August 7). Now, the commission's tenure has been extended up to November 6," Malaiya said after the cabinet meeting today.

On November 7 last year, the state had appointed retired high judge S K Pandey to probe the daring jailbreak by eight activists of the banned SIMI.

Initially, this single-member commission had been told to complete the probe within three months and submit its report to the state

The eight SIMI undertrials had pulled off an audacious escape from the high-security Central Jail of on the intervening night of October 30-31 last year after killing a guard. Police, however, gunned them down in an alleged encounter on the outskirts of within hours of jailbreak.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:08 IST