Indore : Having admitted a petition filed by Keshav Dev, father of late IPS officer Narendra Kumar, the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court, on Monday issued a notice to the CBI and a bailable warrant against Manoj Gujjar, who is responsible for untimely demise of the petitioner’s son.

A Special CBI court had convicted accused Gujjar in February 2013 for culpable homicide and awarded him 10 years of imprisonment in connection with Kumar’s death. Gujjar is currently lodged in Morena jail.

Dev expressed disappointment on the CBI court judgment and challenged it in the HC. He also questioned the CBI investigation in his son’s death case.

Dev alleged that his son was killed intentionally and sought enhancement of sentence from 10 years to life imprisonment.

The CBI court in its order had stated that the IPS officer had climbed on the moving tractor-trolley of Gujjar, who was carrying illegally mined stones on March 8, 2012 in Banmore. During the action, the officer fell down and came under the rear wheel of the tractor-trolley. He was taken to a hospital in Gwalior where he succumbed to his injuries.

The court order had mentioned that murder was not intentional but the nature of the crime was very serious, thus Gujjar was convicted under Section 304 of the IPC.

He was also found guilty of stopping an IPS officer (Narendra Kumar) from performing his duty, and convicted him under Section 353 (obstructing government work) of IPC.

Next hearing is scheduled for November 10 when the convict will be produced before court and CBI will file its reply.

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