MP CM orders SIT probe into death of police constable killed by sand mafia in Morena

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New Delhi, April 6: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday ordered SIT probe into the killing of a head constable by 'sand mafia' in Morena district on Sunday.

The SIT will submit its report within 15 days.

MP: SIT probe ordered into death of cop

The CM has also announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for the victim's family.

Apart from this, Rs 1 lakh will be given to the family of the martyred policeman from Shaheed fund and his children will be given free education.

Chouhan reviewed the incident during a high-level meeting at Mantralaya and directed the officials concerned to take stern action in such cases, an official spokesman said.

State Home Minister Babulal Gaur was also present at the meeting.

[MP: 'Sand mafia' mows down police constable who tried to stop a dumper]

40-year-old constable Dharmendra Chouhan, posted at Noorabad police station, was mowed down allegedly by sand mafia when he tried to stop a dumper carrying illegally mined sand from Chambal river near a village in Morena district in the wee hours on Sunday.

A case under section 304 of the IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was filed against the dumper driver, who fled from the spot after the incident.

MP: SIT probe ordered into death of cop

[Sand Mafia: How the high and mighty go untouched]

The Madhya Pradesh High Court banned sand mining in the river more than five years ago in response to a PIL, observing that it posed threat to gharials who lay eggs in the sand.

In March 2012, IPS officer Narendra Kumar was mowed down by a tractor allegedly owned by sand mafia in Morena district.

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A CBI probe was later conducted into the killing and the accused, Manoj Gurjar, was arrested. He was later awarded a 10-year jail term.

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