New Delhi: BJP on Thursday demanded a CBI probe
into the death in Lucknow jail of main accused in the killing
of a senior Uttar Pradesh medical official suspecting that "he
might have been murdered" last night to stop him from naming
"It is a case of murder and not of suicide. We demand
that a proper CBI inquiry be done in the suspicious death of
Dr Yogendra Singh Sachan. It is a very serious matter and we
need to honestly investigate the matter", said BJP spokesman
Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Sachan, main accused in the murder of Chief Medical
Officer B P Singh who was shot dead on April 2, was found dead
in the toilet of Lucknow jail hospital last night.
He said "CBI should carry out an honest and transparent
probe in the suspicious death of Sachan in a time-bound manner
so that all the facts are known".
"The surrounding suspicious circumstances clearly
indicate that had Dr Sachan spoken, the names of higher ups
would have been exposed", said Prasad, hinting "he might
have been eliminated".
Prasad alleged two UP ministers Anand Mishra and Babu
Singh Kushwaha were earlier made to resign in the wake of
their alleged involvement in the purchase of medicines by
BJP also took the occasion to turn the heat on Mayawati
government in Uttar Pradesh, saying "lawlessness and anarchy"
"The UP government under Mayawati has become a byword for
murder, rape, kidnapping for ransom, and where the police and
political leaders ruling the state, including ministers and
MLAs, openly patronised the criminals".
"It is unfortunate that the worst kind of crime against
women is happening in the nation`s biggest state, which is
ruled by a woman," Prasad said alleging "the police and ruling
leaders are openly patronising criminals and life of common
people is gripped by fear and an utter sense of helplessness
He charged "dozens of BSP MLAs are in jail for ape,
murder and kidnapping and many of them have also been
convicted as well".
Having a dig at chief minister Mayawati, the BJP leader
said "even though she claimed to be the messiah of the poor
and lower castes, most victims of such crimes were from the
poor, under-privileged and lower castes".
He said the Mayawati government had "lost moral
responsibility" to rule the state and the people of UP
were "yearning" for a change. "The BJP people will start
awakening the people for bringing about this change".