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CMOs murder: CBI gets three months to complete probe

September 12, 2012 21:55 IST

The Allahabad high court on Wednesday gave the Central Bureau of Investigation over three months' time to complete investigation into the murder of two Chief Medical Officers (CMOs).

The Lucknow bench of the court passed the order after the CBI requested for more than three months' time to complete investigation into the matter.

A division bench comprising Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice Ashwani Kumar Singh fixed December 20 as the next date of hearing.

Earlier, as per the court directive Supervising Officer SP T Balaji and two Investigating Officers Hari Singh and N Krishnamurthy appeared before the bench.

The CBI said the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police was not cooperating.

On this, the court directed Additional Advocate General Raj Bahadur Singh Yadav to present SSP (STF) before it.

When the SSP(STF) appeared, the AAG submitted that all documents related to the cases had been given to the CBI as per requirement and all required cooperation would be given in future as well.

The two Investigating Officers in their affidavits sought three months' time to complete the investigation into two CMOs V K Arya and B P Singh murder cases.

On August 29, the court had expressed dissatisfaction over the CBI probe into murder of two CMOs in Lucknow and said nothing substantial was done in the last two-three months.

The two murders that took place in October 2010 and April 2011 were allegedly linked to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in UP.

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