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Sachan: CBI takes over probe, files murder case

A day after the Allahabad High Court order, the CBI on Friday took over the investigation into the mysterious death of deputy chief medical officer Y S Sachan in district jail here by registering a murder case.



Lucknow: A day after the Allahabad High
Court order, the CBI on Friday took over the investigation into
the mysterious death of deputy chief medical officer Y S
Sachan in district jail here by registering a murder case.

"We have registered an FIR and started the probe into
Dr Sachan`s alleged murder," a senior CBI official told agency.
An FIR under sections 302 (murder) and 120B
(conspiracy) had been lodged at Gosaiganj police station
last month against unidentified persons on an application
moved by Sachan`s wife Malti. The CBI has re-registered this
case and started the probe, he said.

The Allahabad High Court had yesterday directed the
agency to complete the investigation into the case in three
months.

Arrested on charges of embezzling National Rural
Health Mission funds, 52-year-old Sachan was also named as the
key conspirator in the murder of CMO B P Singh on April 2
following the June 17 arrest of three shooters hired to kill
him.

Sachan`s body was found with multiple injuries in the
jail hospital toilet on June 22 night.
The state government and police had initially claimed
Sachan committed suicide but a judicial probe concluded that
it was prima facie a case of murder.

The postmortem had revealed nine injury marks on the
body including on the neck, elbows, wrists and thigh.

Bowing to strident demands, UP Chief Minister Mayawati
had on July 13 ordered a CBI inquiry into the death of Sachan.

PTI

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