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Sachan death: Court seeks autopsy report, summons jail officials

Source: PTI
June 28, 2011 16:20 IST
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The Chief Judicial Magistrate probing the mysterious death of Deputy Chief Medical Officer Y S Sachan in district jail hospital in Lucknow has summoned the jailor and sought the post-mortem report and its video recording.

SSP DK Thakur has been directed by CJM Rajesh Upadhyay to produce the post-mortem report and its video recording, besides asking him to ensure presence of Jailor Bhimsem Mukund in his chamber on June 30, court sources said.

Sachan, an accused in CMO BP Singh murder case, was found dead under suspicious circumstance in the toilet of jail hospital here on June 22 following which Mayawati government ordered a judicial probe into the incident.

He was charged with materminding Singh's murder on April 2 through three shooters -- RK Verma, Anand Tiwari and Vinod Shama -- who were arrested by STF on June 17. Jailor Mukund was on duty when Sachan was allegedly killed inside the jail.

A case of murder was registered at Gosaiganj police station following a complaint by Sachan wife. Meanwhile, former CMO A K Shukla, who along with Sachan was booked for misappropriation of funds in April, on Tuesday claimed that the charges against them were false.

"The case of embezzlement of funds against me and Sachan is totally false," Shukla said.

In the first information report, it was alleged that Shukla misused his powers and helped his associates in withdrawing government funds by producing fake bills.

The bungling and misappropriation in health and family welfare department was detected during inquiry into murder of B P Singh. Two Uttar Pradesh ministers, Babu Singh Khushwaha and Anant Kumar Mishra had quit over the controversy.
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