Congress suspects Sachan might have been murdered

Congress on Thursday cried foul over the mysterious death of a top Uttar Pradesh medical officer in Lucknow jail and suspected that he might have been murdered.

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2011, 21:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Thursday cried foul over
the mysterious death of a top Uttar Pradesh medical officer in
Lucknow jail and suspected that he might have been murdered.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Y S Sachan, the main accused
in the murder of Chief Medical Officer (Family Welfare) B P
Singh, was found dead under mysterious circumstances last
night inside the Lucknow district jail hospital.
"He (Sachan) was arrested and last night, according to
the government, he comitted suicide, but as per circumstances
it does not look like that it was a suicide. May be the
persons, who killed Dr (Vinod) Arya (CMO) and Dr Singh, also
have murdered Dr Sachan," Congress General Secretary Digvijay
Singh said.

The Congress leader said the party had demanded a CBI
probe into the death of Dr Arya, but "nothing happened" and
even in Dr Singh`s case, no security was provided to him.

"Dr Arya was shot dead. We demanded CBI probe, but
nothing has happened. Four months later Dr B P Singh was
killed, even when he had filed a complaint with the police
stating threat to his life and demanded security - but no
security was provided. Rahul Gandhi ji himself sought
information on this through RTI."

Sachan was named in CMO murder case as the main
accused by police following the arrest of three persons by the
Special Task Force on June 17. Singh was shot dead by
unidentified persons on the morning of April 2.

Sachan was arrested immediately after Singh`s murder
when the investigating agencies detected swindling of funds to
the tune of several crore of rupees in the implementation of
the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh.
PTI