Shivraj Chouhan reviews security at Bhopal jail

Bhopal, Nov 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed security arrangements at the Central Jail here on Wednesday following the escape of eight undertrial SIMI activists.

Chouhan reached the jail around 11 in the morning for an inspection. He directed the jail officials to strengthen the security as well as devise methods to make it foolproof.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Chief Secretary B P Singh, Police Director General Rishi Kumar Shukla and Police Director General (Jail) Sanjay Chaudhary.

On October 30, eight members of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) escaped from Bhopal Central Jail after slitting the throat of guard Ramashankar Yadav.

Eight hours after their escape, all the eight activists were killed a few kilometres from the city in a shootout with the police.