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D. Raja describes IPS officer's killing to be cold-blooded murder

New Delhi, Sun, 11 Mar 2012 ANI

New Delhi/Aligarh, Mar 11 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja on Sunday described the killing of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh to be a cold-blooded murder, and said a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe must be ordered into the unfortunate incident that took place in Madhya Pradesh.


"It was a cold-blooded murder. It showed how the nexus between illegal mining mafia and the politicians exist in Madhya Pradesh. Unless there was political patronage, such a killing could not have taken place. It needs a through probe, a complete probe probably by CBI. And the Madhya Pradesh Government should understand the worsening law and order situation in the state," said Raja.


"How such illegal mining mafia is allowed to take law and order into its own hand? Killing an honest police officer, who was on duty, it has to be condemned in all the possible strongest terms, and a thorough probe must be ordered," he added.


Madhurani Tewatia, the wife of the killed IPS officer, had earlier on Saturday demanded that a CBI probe must be ordered into the killing.


"As a wife, as a family member of Narendra, I would say CBI enquiry is what I expect from my officers, from my government, if they can- they should actually go for one CBI enquiry. If they are doing that I will more than happy, I will be obliged but if judicial probe is to happen then it should be done seriously," said Tewatia, who is expecting her first child.


"Even I have been in the services since four years, I feel that many a times probe is considered as a lollipop to pacify a person seeking thorough investigation. So, I want that the outcome of the probe should be as good as the martyrdom," she added.


Tewatia, an IAS officer, brought to the notice of mediapersons that the gunner appointed for her husband comfortably sat in the police vehicle while Kumar was being murdered.


"Just imagine that when you can't provide (protection to) your officer then you should not expect that officer to protect the public, to protect your state, to protect your districts. Don't expect at all. You provide the officer with adequate staff so that he can perform his duties sincerely. Don't give useless staff to your officer," she said.


Tewatia also lashed out at the reports of senior authorities trying to pass off Kumar's suspected murder as a road crash.


"Responsible people are saying that this is just a tragic accident, it is not an accident. You were not there at the time of the incident; I have lived in that area. Everybody knows about that place. In places like Bhind, Morena, Dhatiya, Gwalior, accidents don't take place, if you work sincerely there then one only gets murdered," said Tewatia.


"If you are ordering a judicial enquiry then wait for the outcome, responsible should not say that it was a normal accident, no it is not so, my husband has sacrificed his life and has attained martyrdom. If you are incapable of admiring martyrdom then please be mum," she added.


2009-batch IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh was mowed down by a tractor-trolley in Madhya Pradesh's Morena District on Thursday.


Keshav Dev, father of Narendra Kumar Singh, had earlier said that his son had to pay for his honesty and alleged that the killing was a 'well-planned' conspiracy by the mining mafia of the region.


Singh, who was posted at Banmore as Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), had taken on the mining mafia by seizing number of trucks and tractors engaged in illegal quarrying.


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a judicial probe into the killing. (ANI)


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