Reacting to Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s allegations that ‘someone’ was behind the escape of SIMI terrorists, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on October 31 said that Singh has lost his ‘mental balance’ after his second marriage thereby rendering the aggravating of the issue by commenting on his ridiculous remark, pointless. Swamy told ANI, “Digvijaya has made so many statements, which are wrong and ridiculous. He had also said something about Hemant Karkare (IPS officer) being killed by the RSS. After the second marriage, he seems to have lost his mental balance and, therefore, there is no point in further aggravating his mental tension by commenting on his remarks.”
The Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh on Monday said the repeated instance of prisoners escaping from jail across the country suggested a larger ‘conspiracy’. “It is a serious issue. First SIMI activists fled the Khandwa Jail. Now, they have fled from the Bhopal jail. I have been reiterating that RSS activists and other similar organisations are behind the anti-Muslim riots in the country. It should be probed whether there is someone behind this or not,” he told the reporters.
Singh’s statement came hours after eight terrorists of the banned group SIMI escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing a guard and were gunned down in an encounter by the state police. Yogesh Chaudhary, Inspector General of Bhopal, said the terrorists possessed weapons and were killed when they were trying to flee. “They were killed in the cross firing. It was a big challenge and the team accepted it properly,” he said.