CMO death: BSP leader under scanner, Mayawati defends

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Lucknow, Jun 24: The mystery behind the death of deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) YS Sachan, who was found dead in a unused toilet in the Lucknow Jail, deepened after media reports alleging the involvement of a top BSP leader in the case.

According to media reports, Chief Minister Mayawati's close aide and the BSP Lok Sabha MP Dhananjay Singh was under the scanner related to the case. While the Uttar Pradesh government rejected the claims of murder, YS Sachan's family and opposition parties demanded for CBI enquiry.

According to a report by CNN IBN, Dhananjay Singh was allegedly involved in the murder because of his huge interests and clout in the Rs 400 crore business of awarding tenders in supplying of medical equipment in the CMO office.

YS Sachan's brother Dr RK Sachan said that his brother won't commit suicide and officials made him a 'scapegoat'. RK Sachan also claimed the authorities have changed their statement several times.

"First they said he tried to slit his wrist, then they claimed that he hung himself by a belt. No one is able to explain categorically as to what happened. Only a CBI probe can bring out the truth," said RK Sachan.

According to postmortem reports, there were 6 deep injuries on the body of YS Sachan and it confirmed that he died due to excessive bleeding.

YS Sachan was arrested on charges of murdering BP Singh, a CMO on Jun 17. BP Singh was murdered on Apr 2, 2011 over charging the irregularities in purchasing drugs and equipments under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

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