TELANGANA: Two members of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who had fled from a Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh were shot dead during an encounter in the Nalagonda district of Telangana on Friday night.

Identified as Mohammad Ejazuddin and Mohammad Aslam, the two SIMI operatives were among the five escapees who fled from the jail in 2013.

The encounter holds much significance because these were the only two SIMI members who were on the run currently; rest of the headship is supposed to have been wiped out.

The exchange of fire also killed a police constable, Naga Raju, who died on the spot. After receiving critical injuries, a police inspector, Bala Gangi Reddy, and a sub-inspector, Siddaiah were rushed to a corporate hospital in Hyderabad.

The images of the duo had appeared at the time of a blast in Bijnore in a house and also at the time of a blast in Pune. A lookout notice was issued to search for the two and the police were on a hunt to chase them.

Their involvement has allegedly been involved in several minor blasts across the country.

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