The Bhopal Central jailbreak case took a new turn, after encountering the 8 members of Students Islamic Movement of India by the police. The latest reports said that at the time they broke the jail last week, before being gunned down hours late, around 80 guards are missing.
Instead of jail, these guards are posted elsewhere at the offices and homes of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Jail Minister Kusum Mehdele, former Jail Ministers, jail officials, even the jail headquarters. Around 33,000 prisoners at one of the state’s most security prisoners, there are just 139guards
I don’t know about rest of the guards when they broke the jail:Mehdele
“I think you are exaggerating,” said Mehdele, the minister in charge of jails. “I have a driver and two people in my office…I don’t know about the rest but can’t be what you are saying. But I still will investigate,” she said.
There are 250 posts for guards at this jail on the outskirts of the Madhya Pradesh capital of which 31 are vacant and seventy are trainees.
The math is worrying, given that eight prisoners were able to escape using tongue cleaners, steel utensils, and bed sheets.
Intrestingly, long after mindnight on Diwali, SIMI men used a number of keys made from toothbrush handles to free themselves from their cells. They tied one guard and gash the throat of another guard using sharpened pieced of steel plates, dumping both in cells. Another interesting point is that they were not captured by the cameras installed nearby the cells as they were not working at that time.
A guard raised an alarm after seeing prisoners crossing the roads
Four guards were posted at the walls on the boundary of the cells were not in the positions. When a guard stood at the gate saw four men cross the road and raised an alarm. By then, the group of eight had gone towards a village around 10 km from the prison. After few hours, the security forces were killed all the eight in an encounter.
After raising several questions by mobile videos of the encounter, the government of Madhya Pradesh has ordered an inquiry by a former judge into the Bhopal central jailbreak as well as the killings.