BHOPAL: Three policemen, together with a sub-inspector, have been shot lifeless by black-buck poachers in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh within the wee hours on Saturday. One of many poachers was killed when police counterattacked and one other was gunned down by cops a number of hours later.
Two of the accused have been arrested and a 3rd is on the run. An Insas assault rifle, looted from the slain cops by the gang, is but to be recovered.

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Slain cop Neeraj Bhargav
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan convened an emergency assembly and ordered removing of Gwalior vary IG Anil Sharma for being late in reaching the spot. These slain – SI Rajkumar Jatav, head constable Sant Kumar Meena and constable Neeraj Bhargav – might be given martyr standing and their households might be given an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore every, the CM stated.
“We’ll take exemplary motion towards the cop killers,” stated the CM. By Saturday night, the houses of the suspects had been bulldozed. The 2 accused shot lifeless have been recognized as Naushad, killed within the gunfight, and Shehzad Khan, who was gunned down whereas hiding on a hill in Barkehda within the night.
The poachers, from Bidoria village in Raghogarh space, had gone looking for recreation meat for the marriage of Naushad’s niece.
SP Rajeev Mishra informed reporters that SI Jatav and a workforce responded to particular intelligence on the poachers’ presence in Aron area, round 45 km from the district headquarters. Round 2.45am, the cops caught the gang red-handed — simply after they have been butchering 5 black bucks – and rounded up three poachers. However the others opened hearth on the police workforce, killing three of them. Police fired again and later discovered Naushad’s physique, say sources. When reinforcements arrived on the scene, they discovered the our bodies of the slain policemen and Naushad and the chopped up carcasses of 5 blackbucks and a lifeless peacock.
Narottam ought to stop, calls for Cong
Shehzad and Naushad, the 2 accused poachers shot lifeless by police over the kiling of three cops in Guna, have been brothers.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan referred to as a gathering with DGP Sudhir Saxena, chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, ACS-home Rajesh Rajoura, and different officers, throughout which he ordered the removing of the Gwalior IG. He was changed by 1997-batch IPS officer D Srinivas Verma.
Residence minister Narottam Mishra additionally condoled the demise of the three cops and stated that directions have been given to take strict motion towards the criminals.
Politics has began heating up on this concern. Chief of Opposition Dr Govind Singh demanded the resignation of house minister Narottam Mishra, saying that regulation and order has collapsed in Madhya Pradesh. “The spirits of criminals are so excessive that even policemen aren’t spared. The house minister ought to resign,” he stated.
Panchayat and rural growth minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia countered that police took a immediate motion and managed to establish and arrest two of them. “Three are nonetheless absconding; they too can be arrested quickly,” Sisodia informed TOI. A workforce of wildlife’s particular activity pressure has additionally been despatched.

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