MP govt to recommend CBI probe into IPS officer’s killing

BHOPAL, Mar 13: The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that his government would recommend a CBI probe into the killing of young IPS officer, Narendra Kumar Singh on Holi in Morena district.

The Chief Minister told a press conference soon after the State Assembly was adjourned that the CBI probe was being recommended at the instance of the slain IPS officer’s wife, Madhurani Tewatia.

Chouhan said there was no question of Madhurani who is herself an IAS officer posted in Madhya Pradesh, changing her state cadre.

“I have accepted Madhurani as my sister and as a daughter of Madhya Pradesh,” he said.

The Chief Minister said Opposition Congress had behaved in a very shabby manner in the state assembly earlier in the day while demanding a discussion on an adjournment motion about the officer’s killing.

Chouhan said his government was ready to discuss the motion but the Opposition had fled from the House as it was interested only in cheap politics and maligning the fair name of Madhya Pradesh.

He said such a thing had never happened before in the history of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and he strongly condemned it.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh said the state government had decided to recommend a CBI probe into the killing of Narendra Kumar Singh under pressure from the Congress.

“The demand for a CBI probe into the killing of young IPS officer was being made for the last few days but it was only after Congress put pressure on the state government that it announced recommending a CBI probe into the incident,” Ajay told.

He said that normal courtesy demanded that either the Chief Minister or the State Home Minister attend the funeral of the slain IPS officer but both had failed to do so. (PTI)