CMO murders: HC calls for records of Arya, Singh
The Allahabad HC has asked the UP govt to submit to it the entire records related to the murder of two CMOs.
Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday
asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit to it the charge
sheet and the case diary along with the entire records related
to the murder of two chief medical officers, family welfare.
The Lucknow bench of the court comprising justices
Pradeep Kant and Ritu Raj Awasthi directed the state
government to submit the records on July 22.
The court was hearing a PIL seeking direction for a
CBI probe into killing of the two CMOs - Vinod Kumar Arya and
Appearing on behalf of the petitioner, counsel Prince
Lenin submitted that DyCMO Y S Sachan was held accused in the
murder of two CMOs and his death is already being probed by
The petitioner counsel said that as all the cases were
co-linked it would be appropriate to hand over the
investigation into the murder case of chief medical officers,
family welfare, Arya and Singh, to the agency as well.
The government counsel, however, submitted that as the
investigation into both the cases was complete and charge
sheets already filed there was no need for the CBI inquiry.
While CMO Arya was shot dead in October last year, BP
Singh was killed in Gomti Nagar area on April 2 last.
Sachan, who was named as the conspirator in Singh`s
murder case, was found dead inside the Lucknow district jail
hospital on June 22.
A judicial probe by Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajesh
Upadhyaya concluded that Sachan`s death was a case of murder.
While the state government recommended a CBI inquiry
into the mysterious death, the court had also directed a probe
by the agency.