Assailants killed in encounter were fugitive SIMI men: Telanagana DGP

By Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: Telangana police has finally lifted the curtain from the mystery shrouding identity of two assailants killed in a gruesome encounter taken place in the early morning hours of Saturday in the Nalgonda district. As it has been widely reported in the media, Telangana Director General of Police Anurag Sharma today in a press statement revealed the identity of two dead assailants as alleged fugitive SIMI men who were on the run.

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Interestingly immediately after the encounter state home minister Narsimha Reddy had denied that the assailants had any terror link and termed them as interstate dacoit gang.

Photo of dead body

Now Police has identified them as Mohd Aijazuddin s/o Md Azizuddin from Narsinghpur district and Mohd Aslam s/o Mohd Ayub from Khandwa, both are from Madhya Pradesh. They were allegedly part of a fugitive SIMI gang which escaped from Khandwa prison of Madhya Pradesh in 2013.

Khandwa jail breakup of SIMI and Telangana link started to make news in early 2014 when the alleged group was spotted in a SBI robbery case at Karimnagar district in February 1, 2014. During the investigation of Bangalore-Guwahati train blast at Chennai Central station, which was alleged to have been orchestrated by the alleged SIMI fugitive group, local CID visited Warangal district of the state where they claimed alleged perpetrators took shelter after the blast.

File photo of five terror suspects who escaped from a jail in Madhya Pradesh in October 2013. (Credit:

Union Home ministry too ha issued notices to southern states to hunt down the alleged fugitive SIMI men.

DGP stated that conformation has been given only after a team of Madhya Pradesh police has helped in identification with the help of finger prints and face identification on Sunday.

Meanwhile state police has started a massive hunt for persons who have provided logistics and help to the alleged fugitive SIMI men during their expeditions in the state.


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