Lucknow/Etawah: Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the mysterious death
of a deputy CMO in Lucknow jail, alleging that the ruling BSP
was shielding the guilty as its leaders were involved in the
The main opposition Samajwadi Party today alleged that Y
S Sachan, the main accused in the CMO B P Singh murder case,
was murdered to save former ministers of the ruling BSP and
said that only a CBI inquiry can expose the real culprits.
"There have been a series of scams in the state and now
the mysterious death of the deputy CMO appears to be a
conspiracy to keep the names of the real culprits under
cover," said Leader of Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha and
senior SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav.
SP state president Akhilesh Yadav alleged that Sachan was
done away with "to save two former ministers of the Mayawati
government" who were involved in a scam.
"We demand a CBI probe into the matter as the state
government and its officers are trying every trick to hush-up
the case which is connected to the Chief Minister`s office,"
He also asked the Supreme Court to take suo-motu
cognisance of the matter.
Both the leaders also slammed Chief Minister Mayawati for
the spurt in crimes against women in the state and urged
Governor B L Joshi to dismiss the government.
The BJP, meanwhile, said that the state government was
out to "shield the corrupt" by proving Sachan`s death as a
"Sachan was an accused in the CMO B P Singh murder case
which had led to the removal of two ministers... Sachan might
have been out to spill the beans which could have been the
reason of his mysterious death," vice president of BJP,
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, told reporters in Lucknow.
Naqvi claimed that for the last four years the Mayawati
government was using criminals to hide its "misdeeds".
"This government is out to shield criminals and the
corrupt to hide its own misdeeds and Sachan`s murder is a
clear example," Naqvi said.
Meanwhile, the state Congress unit has announced that the
party would stage demonstrations across the state on June 25
to press for a CBI inquiry into CMO B P Singh`s murder.
"We will stage demonstrations at all district
headquarters on June 25 to press for a CBI inquiry into the
CMO B P Singh murder case and to demand dismissal of the state
government," party spokesman Subdoh Srivastava said.
He said that on June 27 the party will also take out a
`Nyaya Yatra` in the state capital which will led by UPPCC
president Rita Bahuguna Joshi.
Sachan, the main accused in the murder of Chief Medical
Officer (Family Welfare) B P Singh, was found dead under
mysterious circumstances last night inside the Lucknow
district jail hospital.