New Delhi: Bodies of seven Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists who were killed in an alleged encounter by police hours after they escaped from Bhopal Central Jail were buried in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night.

Thousands took part in the funeral procession in Khandwa where bodies of five deceased- Amjad Khan, Aqueel Khilji, Mohammad Salik, Sheikh Mehboob and Zakir Hussain, were buried.

The funeral was held amid tight security to avoid any stampede-like situation.

Mohammad Khalid was laid to rest in Bhopal while Abdul Majid was buried at his hometown at Mahidpur in Ujjain district. The body of Sheikh Mujeeb was handed over to his family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

As soon as the news of SIMI activists killing spread across the nation, opposition leaders sought an impartial probe into the death of eight undertrial convicts in an alleged shootout by police. They raised doubts over the government’s version about the prison escape and the subsequent killings of the SIMI activists.