NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing controversy over the encounter killing of eight SIMI undertrials who had fled from Bhopal jail, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the habit of raising doubts, questioning the authorities and police should stop.
Rijiju said facts will come out soon after the probe into the incident.
"It is not good to raise questions on security forces dealing with terrorists, just on the basis of videos. We are facing challenges on the border with ceasefire violations. Our forces are responding," he told reporters here,” the minister said.
Rijiju was responding to a query on the circumstances in which the eight SIMI members were killed on Monday on the outskirts of Bhopal by police hours after they escaped from the jail after killing a security guard.
Following the encounter, a video purported to be related to the encounter site emerged in which a police personnel is seen firing from his official weapon into a man from close quarters. This prompted political parties to question the credibility of the encounter.
Meanwhile, the Centre on Tuesday urged the Jammu and Kashmir Government to provide security to the Government and private schools and reopen them as they were closed after the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani’s killing in July. Also as many as 25 schools have been burnt down by Pakistan-sponsored terror groups in the last 110 days.
The Centre’s directive comes after Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the prevailing situation in the Valley.