Madhya Pradesh Jail Minister Kusum Mehdele on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 50,000 to the family of security guard Ramshankar Yadav, who was killed by the SIMI terrorists this morning.
In addition to the compensation, a job will also be provided for a family member in place of the security guard. “It’s an extremely unfortunate incident. We have given Rs. 50,000 and we will suggest for Rashtrapati award. We will provide all the required help.
Probe is going on with regard to the security arrangements. There has been some lapse, which can’t be denied. Action has been taken against the guilty,” Mehdele told the media. Eight SIMI terrorists fled from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing the security guard at around 2 a.m. today.
The terrorists were later killed in an encounter that took place under Gunga Police Station area, about 10 kilometres from the central jail.
According to reports, the encounter followed information given by local villagers, who first sighted them. According to eyewitnesses, the terrorists’ hurled stones on the villagers and police before being gunned down in the encounter.
IG Bhopal (Range) Yogesh Chaudhry said that these terrorist had weapons with them and they were killed in cross-firing. Five officers of the Central Bhopal Jail including the Jail Superintendent were suspended after the incident. Meanwhile, the Centre has sought a report from the Madhya Pradesh Government on the incident.