Family relents, Dy CMO Sachan`s body cremated

The body of YS Sachan was cremated after his family members yielded to perform the last rites on receiving the post mortem report.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2011, 19:12 PM IST

Lucknow: The body of Uttar Pradesh Deputy
CMO YS Sachan was cremated here on Friday evening after his family
members yielded to apparent police pressure to perform the
last rites on receiving the post mortem report.

The body was taken to the electric crematorium here
and the cremation was performed with the consent of his family
members, brother of the deceased RK Sachan said.

"There was no pressure from the government in this
regard," he said.

The family members were earlier not ready to cremate
the body alleging that he was murdered.

During the cremation, some persons raised slogans
against the state government.

52-year-old Sachan was found dead under mysterious
circumstances in the toilet of the Lucknow jail hospital on
Wednesday. In the autopsy, injury marks were seen on the neck,
elbows, thigh and left wrist.

The brother of the deceased said that the family does
not feel the need for a second post mortem examination.

"We are satisfied with the post mortem report. Earlier
there was an apprehension of foul play before we received the
autopsy report," he said.

He, however, stuck to the demand for a CBI probe.
"According to the autopsy report there were eight
ante-mortem injuries on the body and the theory of ligature
mark due to hanging has been completely ruled out," he said.

"If required, we are ready to take legal recourse and
approach the apex court as we have no faith in the ongoing
judicial inquiry ordered by the state government," he said.

Sachan said the family was of the view that a CBI
inquiry was required to look into the matter from all angles.

Special Director General of Police Brij Lal, meanwhile
said no application has been received from Sachan`s wife to
lodge a murder case.

"No letter for a CBI inquiry has also been received,"
secretary Home Leena Jauhari said.

PTI