Narendra Kumar's father stated that his son's death was part of a larger conspiracy and that he did not receive the cooperation of the local police. He has been quoted as saying, "It is clear that this was a well-planned conspiracy. He did not receive cooperation of the local police. He stopped vehicles carrying stones for check. Is it the work of the IPS officer, or the work of a thana-level police?"
He added, "My daughter-in-law faces danger to her life."
The authorities lackadaisical appraoch to the rampant illegal mining in the state has been slammed following the incident. The 32 year old Narendra Kumar was a sub-divisional police officer of Bamor, was trying to stop the tractor in the afternoon, a police officer said. [Read: Journalist, family murdered by mining mafia?]
Home minister Uma Shankar Gupta of the BJP commented that the guilty will not be spared. Meanwhile, the Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh of the Congress stepped up pressure on the ruling BJP government and demanded the resignation of the Home Minister.
Ajay Singh also alleged that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was patronising illegal mining in the state. He has been quoted as saying to agencies, "At the time of the festival of happiness (Holi), it is the saddest moment in the history of Madhya Pradesh. But it has happened because the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has not taken any action against illegal mining mafia while we have raised the issue several times."
He added, "The illegal mining has taken place in chief minister's constituency... the chief minister is patronising mining mafia."