Sachan's death is murder, not suicide: Report
Contradicting the Uttar Pradesh government's claim that it was a suicide, a judicial probe that went into the mysterious death of Deputy Chief Medical Officer Y S Sachan has concluded that it was prima facie a case of murder.
The report submitted by Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajesh Upadhyaya was presented before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court during the hearing of a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the death.
The CJM had submitted the report to the acting district judge, District Magistrate, Lucknow and SSP yesterday.
Arrested on charges of financial irregularities, Sachan was found dead inside the toilet of Lucknow district jail hospital on the night of June 22.
He was also named as the key conspirator in the murder case of CMO B P Singh in April following the arrest of three shooters hired to kill him.
After Sachan's death, the government and police had initially claimed that he committed suicide. The post mortem report, however, revealed nine injury marks on the body including the neck, elbows, wrists and thigh.
While Sachan's family cried foul and demanded a CBI inquiry, the state government ordered a judicial probe into the incident.
The CJM has recorded the statements of Sachan's wife Malti and brother R K Sachan, besides jail staff and inmates while conducting the judicial probe.