UP govt rules out transferring CMO`s murder case to CBI

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday ruled out handing over to the CBI the case of murder of Chief Medical Officer BP Singh.

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 23:31 PM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday ruled out handing over to the CBI the case of murder of Chief Medical Officer BP Singh.

"Neither there is any such proposal, nor any thought
has been given to it so far," secretary Home Deepak Kumar told
reporters here.

The opposition parties and the CMO`s kin have demanded
a CBI probe in the murder of Singh, who was shot dead
near his house in Gomti Nagar by two unidentified assailants
when he had gone out for morning walk on Saturday.

"The government has not received any representation
for a CBI probe in the killing," Kumar said.

He said whenever an officer demanded security, it was
provided after assessing the threat perception.

Kumar also said that it would be inquired at the local
level whether Singh had demanded any security or not.

Special Director General of Police Brij Lal said
police was working on the case with the cooperation from the
special task force and added that some government employees
were also being quizzed.

"Evidences collected from the spot have been sent for
ballistic examination and something concrete could be said
only after the report is received," Brij Lal said.

He said that CMO Singh did not move any application in
the DGP headquarters regarding security.

Asked whether Singh`s murder had any relation with the
murder of another CMO Vinod Kumar Arya, who was shot dead in
October last year, he said it would not be right to say so.
He, however, said that the aspect would be kept in
mind during investigation.

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

PTI