Gwalior: Demanding a CBI probe into the murder of IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said that the law and order under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan has deteriorated significantly.

Raising questions on the safety of the common man, he said, “When an IPS officer is not safe here, how can the government ensure safety of its people. The case must be handed over to the CBI to unearth the truth.”

The 2009-batch IPS officer was crushed under the wheels of a tractor-trolley driven by an alleged member of the mining mafia at Banmore in Morena district on Thursday when he tried to stop the vehicle carrying stones.

The MP government has ordered a judicial probe into the case.

Jyotiraditya, however, ruled out the demand of President rule in the state. “It is undemocratic,” he said. 

“The BJP government in past 8 years has failed to check crimes against women. It has also failed to look into the corruption cases against its ministers. Madhya Pradesh is emerging as the number one state in cases related to crime.” he told reporters during his visit to Guna.

Meanwhile, citing recent suspension of 10 policemen of Kamla Nagar police station for alleged manhandling of RSS workers, dacoity at the hut of a farmer and gang rape of two minor girls at Manpura village and recent gangrape case in Indore, he said, “The claims made by the government of a good governance has fallen flat.”

IPS officer death: Team Anna grills CM

Lambasting Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the death of IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh, prominent member of team Anna and first woman IPS officer in the country Kiran Bedi called IPS officers to unite and raise their voice against corrupt officials and leaders.

Holding the state government responsible for his death, team Anna in a statement said that Narendra was an honest officer and was fighting against mining mafias in the state.

According to Narendra’s father, a BJP leader was threatening to kill him but the state police failed to provide him necessary protection. He had also registered some cases against the mining mafias.

“Shivraj Singh Chouhan should come ahead with a clarification on his death and take concrete steps to arrest the murderers,” Kiran Bedi said,

“State Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Director General of Police are aware about these mafias or not? They must give an explanation,” Bedi demanded.

She added, “The government must also tell the people about the steps it is taking to nab the accused.”

Meanwhile, demanding a stringent whistleblower protection law, team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said, “There is an immediate need of a strong whistleblower law to protect the people fighting against corruption and corrupt officials.”