Under widespread criticism over death of a journalist who was investigating the sand mafia in the region, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The death of Sandeep Sharma by a truck in Bhind had caused furore in the national media as well.
Especially as the visuals of the truck turning and mowing him was caught on a CCTV footage.
The government immediately came under criticism from all quarters and even the Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Ajay Singh stressed that the case should be handed over to the CBI.
Sharma, in his thirties, is known to have broken a news story on the sand mining mafia and his sudden death is being associated with the task of his.
Police meanwhile have arrested the errant truck driver.
It need be mentioned that Journo Sharma himself had sought police protection fearing the SDPO could implicate him in some criminal case or get him eliminated in a road accident.