Gwalior: The Morena district court on Monday sent Manoj Gujar, an accused in the brutal killing of young IPS officer Narendra Kumar, to judicial custody.

A single bench of Justice Shailja Gupta sent Manoj Gujar, the driver of the tractor that crushed IPS officer Narendra Kumar to death, to judicial custody.

Meanwhile, BJP's former Morena district vice-president Hamir Singh Patel, held in connection with the murder case on Sunday, has also been sent to the police custody.

The young officer was allegedly murdered by some men suspected to be involved with mining mafia, when he forced to stop a tractor-trolley carrying illegally mined stones on March 8, the day of Holi.

JPN/Bureau