BHOPAL: The district administration has issued gun licenses to four Mankikheda village residents for their self protection as they had helped police in tracking the eight SIMI activists hiding in a hill near the village after jailbreak and later killed in an encounter. Besides, a temporary police outpost was also set up near the village in view of ongoing Ijtima.
SP, North, Arvind Saxena said the four gun license have been given to Mankikheda village residents namely Sooraj Singh, Thakur Prasad, Geeta Charan and Pinki, wife of sarpanch Mohan Meena.
The temporary outpost near the village has also been established, as the Jamats of Muslim community members from across the country have been coming to attend one of the biggest religious congregation Ijtima which started from Friday and will conclude on Monday.
The cops in plain clothes have been deployed to avert any untoward situation near the site of encounter in Mankikheda village where police gunned down the hiding SIMI activists on October 31 morning.
The sarpanch of the village, Mohan Meena said that his application for license of revolver is pending with the administration. The SHO of Parvaliya police station has put some adverse remark on the report because of which the licence has not been provided to Meena so far.
He also added that he did not want the reward for helping cops to track SIMI fugitives and if the government rewards him he will donate the amount.
The government has already provided the security guard to the sarpanch after the encounter.
The village Mankikheda is the place where the eight SIMI activists have been encountered by the police.