Sachan murder case: Wife seeks copy of closure report

Former Uttar Pradesh deputy chief medical officer YS Sachan was found hanging from a leather belt in the toilet of the Lucknow district jail on June 22 last year.

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2012, 18:41 PM IST

Lucknow: Malti Sachan, the wife of former Uttar Pradesh deputy chief medical officer YS Sachan, moved an application in a court here on Tuesday questioning the CBI probe into her husband`s murder case, and sought a copy of agency`s closure report.

The application was moved by Malti`s counsel, VK Shahi, in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate (CBI) Neelkant Mani Tripathi.

Shahi said in the application it was alleged the CBI investigation into the Sachan murder case was conducted in a biased manner and was politically motivated to save high-ups and real culprits.

He said the applicant submitted that she was unaware on which points the CBI investigated the murder of Sachan as no material, including the closure report, was provided to her.

On this, the court provided a copy of the closure report, filed by the CBI on September 28, to Malti`s counsel.

The court also permitted him to examine the records submitted by the CBI and take a certified copy of any specific documents, if required.

The court granted the CBI time to file objections on a protest application filed by one Sachidanand Gupta alias Sache while asking him to explain his locus standi.

The protest application was filed on October 03 in the court against the closure report filed by the CBI in the Sachan murder case, alleging the agency was trying to protect influential people.

The court fixed November 02 as the next date of hearing.

Shahi said a proper protest application would be filed by Malti on the next date of hearing.

On September 28, the CBI had filed its closure report in the court saying all the evidence pointed to suicide.

The 120-page closure report said during the probe no evidence had come on record indicating the death of Sachan in jail on June 22, 2011 to be a homicide.

The evidence collected during investigation, including statements of witnesses and expert opinions, all indicate that Sachan had committed suicide, it said.