Indore: A Regional Transport Officer (RTO) and a tehsildar, deposed as prosecution witnesses before the Special CBI Court hearing the IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh murder case.
RTO Sachdev Singh of Morena, whose office issued a notice to the accused Manoj Gurjar for not having registration of a tractor and Tehsildar D D Sharma, who prepared a spot inspection report of the deceased 30-year-old IPS officer posted at Banmore at the time of the incident, appeared before the Special CBI Court of Justice Anupam Srivastava, where they were examined by CBI Senior Public Prosecutor A H Khan and cross examined by defence counsel Mahendra Morya.
The RTO told the court that a notice to cancel the registration of the accused Manoj Gurjar's tractor was served by his office, as no valid license was obtained by him when the IPS officer was allegedly killed under its wheels.
During cross examination by the accused's defence counsel Mahendra Morya, the RTO told the court that he was neither aware about who had sent the notice to the accused Manoj Gurjar, nor if it was received by him.
Later, Morya told reporters that all prosecution witnesses produced by the CBI so far were unsure about what they recorded in their statements to the agency and what they admitted in court during cross examination. Most of witnesses cross examined by him gave contradictory statements, he said.
The court has framed charges against the accused Manoj Gurjar under Section 304 (culpable homicide) and Section 353 (use of criminal force to prevent a government official from discharging his duties) of the Indian Penal Code, besides Section 181 of the Motor Vehicles Act. Gurjar is accused of mowing down the IPS officer when the latter tried to stop the tractor-trolley loaded with illegally mined stones in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on March 8 this year.