Bhopal Encounter: Fact Finding Report


News broke on 31st October 2016 that eight inmates of Bhopal Central Prison had escaped in the middle of the previous night. All these inmates were alleged to be members of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India. The inmates were all under-trials and were held in the terror cell of the B wing of the high security jail. By afternoon of the same day Madhya Pradesh police reported that all eight had been killed in an encounter in a village on the outskirts of Bhopal.

As details and conflicting reports of the alleged jail break and encounter began to emerge, many questions were raised by concerned citizens regarding the genuineness of the entire incident, especially in the light of glaring loopholes in the official version of events. This fact-finding was conducted 4th to 6th November 2016.

Fact Finding team:
Ansar Indori -National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation ashok Research Scholar – Delhi University

Hisham -Solidarity Youth Movement, Kerala

M H Banna – Senior Journalist, Madhyamam Daily

Salman – Crimninal-justice fellow, TISS (Rehabilitation of wrongly prosecuted/Innocents)

Surya Ghildyal –  Research Associate, Quill Foundation

Swati Gupta – Bastar Solidarity Network

Timisha Dadhich – Research Associate, Quill Foundation / MA Criminology and Justice, TISS (Student 2nd year)

Vipul Kumar – Researcher, Quill Foundation

Down load the full report here


Support Countercurrents

Countercurrents is answerable only to our readers. Support honest journalism because we have no PLANET B.
Become a Patron at Patreon

Join Our Newsletter


Join our WhatsApp and Telegram Channels

Get CounterCurrents updates on our WhatsApp and Telegram Channels

Related Posts

Encounter of the Rule of Law

 A country which once gave the right to fair trial even to a dreaded terrorist like Ajmal Kasab, today its people are glorifying the Vikas Dubey Encounter in the name…

Bhopal Encounter Killings And Rule Of Law

The fact that the Madhya Pradesh state government has shed even the pretence of fair-trial, a cornerstone of the rule of law, has emerged as the only uncontested truth four…

Join Our Newsletter

Annual Subscription

Join Countercurrents Annual Fund Raising Campaign and help us

Latest News