Seven SIMI operatives flee from Madhya Pradesh jail, attack cops INDORE: Seven suspected operatives of the banned Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) escaped from the Khandwa district jail on Tuesday morning. The group of seven, after escaping from jail, attacked constables who were a part of a motor cycle-borne night police patrol team and stabbed two of them near the Sarvodaya Nagar area (5 km from jail). They later escaped with the service rifles of the cops at around 4 am. The district administration has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for any information on the escaped prisoners. The seven undertrials committed the jailbreak at around 3am after cutting through the window railings of jail bathrooms. The seven, Amjad, Zakir, Guddu, Aslam, Abu Faizal, Ezazuddin and Abid, were arrested in the last two years in connection with terror acts. However, according to reports, one of them, Abid, has been nabbed in Sarvodaya colony area of Indore. According to SP (Khandwa) a manhunt has been launched to nab the absconders and neighbouring districts have been alerted. "A high alert has been sounded and a massive search operation has been launched in Indore," DIG (Indore Range) Rakesh Gupta said. The jail minister of Madhya Pradesh Antar Singh Arya has ordered a high level probe in the incident. Seven SIMI operatives flee from Madhya Pradesh jail, attack cops - The Times of India ************************************* Today's TOI report states that the Prison does not have a perimeter fencing or even searchlights and the lone watch tower was not manned. Now, if these people are terrorists and dreaded ones at that, how is it that they are confined in such a loosely organised prison? The attitude of the Govt is only hot air about terrorism to soothe the nerves, when in actuality the whole issue is taken in a non serious manner. At every turn of event, the manner in which the Nation is progressing is getting most disheartening and it appears that only the politicians are getting themselves protected with security elements armed to the teeth and in numbers that would appear to be Julius Caesar leading his Legions!