Bhopal: Opposition Congress Friday demanded a
CBI probe into the alleged illegal mining in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh.
The demand was made by Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh
while releasing a book based on the issues raised by the
Congress during the debate on the no-confidence motion tabled
in the House in the last winter session.
The book, `Madhya Pradesh Ki Janata Ka Avishwas, Darakti
Sarkar` was released by Ajay in the presence of MLAs Arif
Aqeel, Kalpana Parulekar, N P Prajapati and State Congress
Media Committee Chairman Manak Agrawal.
"Though Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan rejected all
allegations (on mining) levelled against his government during
the debate, it resulted in boosting of morale of mining mafia
because of which a young IPS officer, Narendra Kumar Singh,
and a few other lower rank officials had to lose their lives,"
He said if Chouhan is really serious about the matter,
he should recommend enlarging the ambit of CBI probe,
currently limited to the murder of the IPS officer, to cover
the entire illegal mining affair in the state.
Senior Congress leaders will tour the entire state and
highlight, with the help of the book, issues related to
illegal mining, corruption and law and order, among the
people, he said.
Referring to claims made by State BJP President Prabhat
Jha about alleged encroachment made by his family members at
Sada village in Sidhi district, Ajay said it was a conspiracy
to defame him.
Jha yesterday filed a complaint with Madhya Pradesh ST
Commission alleging the family members of Ajay have encroached
upon land belonging to tribals and demanded a probe.