The Madhya Pradesh High Court has admitted for final hearing a petition filed by the father of slain IPS officer Narendra Kumar seeking life imprisonment for the accused who is serving a 10-year jail term.
The young IPS officer was killed while chasing a youth who was trying to escape in a tractor-trolley laden with illegally mined stones in Banmore near Morena town on March 8, 2012. The trial court last year convicted driver Manoj Gurjar for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and obstructing a government officer on duty.
The officer’s father Keshav Dev, however, moved a Criminal Revision Appeal in the Indore bench of the High Court against the trial court’s order praying that his son had been killed by the mafia involved in illegal mining activities after hatching a conspiracy. The appeal prayed that other persons involved in the incident be also brought to book.
The CBI had taken over the investigation after allegations that the local police won’t be able to carry out proper probe in the high-profile case.The father has alleged that the driver deliberately ran over his vehicle on Narendra Kumar. The officer was kicked by the driver after which he fell to the ground. Advocate Vishal Sharma said the court will hear the accused on November 10, the next date of hearing.
The division bench of Justices Shantanu Kemkar and M C Garg will also simultaneously hear the petition filed by Gurjar challenging his conviction. The driver’s counsel has sought acquittal.