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Congress condemns IPS officer's killing, pulls up BJP Govt. in MP

New Delhi, Fri, 09 Mar 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Madhya Pradesh over the killing of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh, saying it was their way of tackling corruption.


Condemning the death of the 2009-batch IPS officer, who was mowed down by a tractor-trolley in Madhya Pradesh's Morenda District yesterday, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said: "It is very unfortunate what has happened in Madhya Pradesh. We have full sympathy with the family members of the IPS officer (Narendra Kumar Singh). There should be a judicial inquiry so that the truth comes forward.


"And we have been saying it all over again and again that this is the way of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to tackle corruption. They are fighting it this way only. The whole country knows what is happening in Karnataka with regard to illegal mining. The Madhya Pradesh Government has found out a new way to tackle corruption. We condemn this," he added.


Keshav Dev, father of Narendra Kumar Singh, has 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,


The incident took place yesterday afternoon when Singh, who was patrolling the area in his official jeep, noticed a tractor-trolley loaded with stones following which he overtook it and signalled the driver to stop it.


But the tractor driver drove on and knocked down the 30-year-old officer, who was crushed under the wheels.


Meanwhile, Alvi also said that the Congress Party would form the government in Uttarakhand.


"We are the single largest party in Uttarakhand. Constitution gives us the right to form the government. We will prove our majority on the floor of the assembly," he said.


Congress leaders will meet Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva at the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun this afternoon to stake a claim to form the next government in the state.


The verdict of Uttarakhand assembly polls has thrown up an indecisive mandate. Both Congress and the BJP are in line to form the government in the state. Theongress with 32 seats has a one-seat advantage over the BJP.


The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with three MLAs holds the key to government formation in Uttarakhand.


Congress, which has emerged as the single largest party in the 70-member House, is at the moment leaving no stones unturned in trying to get the support of the BSP MLAs and independent winners to form the next government in the state. (ANI)


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