Docs call off stir, CBI probe demanded into CMO`s murder

Doctors, who went on a state-wide srike to protest the gunning down of Chief Medical Officer BP Singh in a posh locality in Lucknow, on Sunday night called off their stir following talks with the Uttar Pradesh government.

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 00:55 AM IST

Lucknow: Doctors, who went on a state-wide
srike to protest the gunning down of Chief Medical Officer BP
Singh in a posh locality in Lucknow, on Sunday night called off their stir
following talks with the Uttar Pradesh government.

However, doctors, belonging to the Provincial Medical
Services, would abstain from paperwork from 0800 to 1000 hrs
as a mark of protest, an official spokesman said.

Medical and health services would be available during
the period, he said.

"The PMS doctors have called off their srike. Medical
services will be restored soon in the state," the spokesman
said.

On Saturday, the PMS doctors went on state-wide wild cat
strike to protest the killing of the CMO, hitting medical
services.

They demanded a CBI inquiry into the murder.

Singh, the Chief Medical Officer in the Family Welfare
Department, was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne persons in
Gomti Nagar area in Lucknow on Saturday.

The CMO was taking a morning stroll when the gunmen
fired shots at him.

Alleging the law and order had deteriorated in the
state, the Congress demanded a CBI probe into the gunning down
of Singh.

"A CBI inquiry should be conducted into Singh`s death
to unravel the nexus among criminals, contractors and
politicians," UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said.

In fact, investigations into the killing of all state
government officials in the past few years should be handed
over to CBI, she said in a letter to Chief Minister Mayawati.

The Congress leader demanded financial assistance of
Rs 50 lakh for Singh`s family and a government job for one of
its members.

She said Singh`s murder showed the law and order in
the state had broken down.

PTI