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Now, undertrial SIMI members escape from Madhya Pradesh prison
Tuesday October 1, 2013 9:31 AM, News Network

About two weeks after a Gujarat blast accused escaped from the custody of Mumbai police, six alleged members of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), a banned organistaion, early Tuesday escaped from a jail in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district.

Seven prisoners, including six men belonging to the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), escaped from a jail early Tuesday morning after stabbing two policemen in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district, nearly 300 km from Bhopal, NDTV said in a report published today.

The prisoners reportedly sneaked out at around 3 am, after breaking the wall of a toilet, and scaled the boundary wall of the jail, the report said.

Two constables who tried to stop them were attacked with a knife and wounded. The prisoners also reportedly snatched their rifles.

On September 20, Gujarat 2008 blasts accused and suspected Indian Mujahiddeen (IM) operative Afzal Usmani had escaped from the custody of Mumbai police while he was being brought to a court.

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