NHRC issues notice to UP govt on Sachan`s death

Last Updated: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 23:22

New Delhi: The National Human Rights
Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Uttar Pradesh
Government on Dr YS Sachan`s death asking it to explain why
it did not intimate the Commission of the death in judicial
custody within 24 hours.

Taking cognisance of media reports and a complaint
regarding death of Sachan, the Commission issued notices to
the UP Chief Secretary, District Magistrate and Senior
Superintendent of Police in Lucknow.

The NHRC called for magisterial enquiry report,
inquest report, CD of post mortem and its report, viscera
report and final cause of death within four weeks, an NHRC
spokesperson said.

The Commission has also directed the District
Magistrate and Superintendent of Jail, Lucknow to explain as
to why the information about the death in judicial custody was
not communicated within 24 hours to NHRC, as per its
guidelines.

Sachan was lodged in Lucknow Jail as the main accused
in the murder of Dr BP Singh. He was found dead in mysterious
circumstances in the toilet of District jail hospital on the
June 22.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 23:22

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