Provide Sachan`s autopsy report copy to family: HC

Last Updated: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 17:56

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad
High Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to
provide a copy of autopsy report of deputy Chief Medical
Officer YS Sachan to his family members.

The direction was issued by the vacation bench of
Justices Shabihul Hasnain and Vedpal on an application moved
in a pending PIL filed by a local scribe seeking direction for
a CBI probe into swindling of funds under National Rural
Health Mission.

The petitioner moved an application seeking second
autopsy of Sachan by an independent panel of doctors.

In his application the petitioner annexed affidavits of
Sachan`s wife Malti and elder brother RK Sachan demanding a
CBI probe into the death as they have no faith in police
investigation.

Sachan, the main accused in the murder of CMO (Family
Welfare) BP Singh, was found was found hanging from a ceiling
fan in a toilet of Lucknow district jail hospital on June 22
and the autopsy was performed by a panel of five doctors
on Thursday.

The state government had termed the death as a prima
facie case of suicide, however, Sachan`s family rejected the
theory and termed it as murder.

Sachan`s wife and brother in separate affidavits
submitted that they were not present at the time of post
mortem of Sachan.

"The deponents categorically state that family members
of Sachan were not allowed in the room where the post mortem
was being conducted," the two affidavits said.

However, the application was disposed off by the court
without any specific order on the second autopsy.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 17:56

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