Under fire from the opposition over the alleged encounter of 8 Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) undertrials by the state police, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday hit back by saying that the opposition parties were indulging in 'dirty politics' over the killing of SIMI activists whom he described as 'dreaded terrorists'.

Chouhan had visited the family of Ramashankar Yadav, the security guard who was allegedly killed by the SIMI men when they made an escape from the Bhopal Central Jail on Sunday night. Yadav's daughter was to be married soon.

"Wish the opposition had said a few words on the guard. They have nothing to say for martyrs....These men were dreaded terrorists...We have no idea what terror they would have spread. Yet for them, so much fuss," Chouhan said.

"I condemn such politics," he added.

The CM on Tuesday announced Rs 10 lakh for the family of Ramashankar Yadav. He further said that Rs 5 lakh would be given for his daughter's marriage.