In what seems to be a damage control exercise post the murder of IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh, the Madhya Pradesh government has removed the incharge of Banmore police station under whose limits the killing had taken place, a senior police officer said today.
"Banmore Station Incharge V B S Raghuwanshi was yesterday line-attached (removed from field duties) as his performance was not satisfactory," Morena SP Sanjay Kumar Singh told reporters.
Raghuwanshi has been replaced by another police official Rakesh Tiwari.
The decision to remove Raghuwanshi was taken by the district police chief after a meeting with the Morena Collector D D Agrawal and Divisional Forest Officer (DFP) R S Sikarwar.
Keshavdev Singh, father of the 30-year-old IPS officer, had alleged that Raghuwanshi was not cooperating with his son in cracking down on the mining mafia in the region and has failed to protect his senior officer while on duty.
According to reports, Keshavdev is unsatisfied with the action initiated against Raghuwanshi and has sought stringent punishment.
Narendra Kumar Singh, who was posted as the Banmore Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP), was allegedly mowed down by a member of the mining mafia on March 8 when he tried to stop the tractor-trolley allegedly carrying illegally mined stones.