Seven SIMI members escape from Khandwa jail in MP, 1 caught

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 01, 2013 04:42 hrs

Khandwa: Seven members of the terror outfit SIMI escaped from the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh early on Tuesday morning. The police have claimed to have arrested one of them while six are still on the run. The police have now declared a high alert in Khandwa as well as Indore.

Questions are being raised on the jail authorities as the prisoners managed to smuggle a knife inside the jail and scaled the bathroom wall of the jail. The incident took place at 3 am on Tuesday morning. The seven were in jail in connection with the murder of an ASI and a bomb blast at a local hospital in Khandwa.

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