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Oct 13, 2012 at 04:50pm IST

'Abducted' UP CMO returns, says no decision on filing FIR yet

Gonda: Chief Medical Officer of Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district SP Singh, who had been "untraceable" since Monday night after being allegedly abducted by Minister of State for Revenue Vinod Kumar Singh, on Saturday said that he has not taken a call on filing an FIR against the minister yet. "I have not taken decision on filing FIR," said Singh. The Gonda CMO had claimed that the former minister had been pushing him in a case of doctors' appointments. Singh on Friday evening made a dramatic appearance at his office.

The CMO was "untraceable" after allegedly being abducted by the minister on Monday night and initially even his family members claimed he could not be contacted as his mobile phones were swtiched off. Home department officials had in Lucknow yesterday said efforts were on to contact the CMO Singh for his statement on reports regarding his alleged abduction by a state minister. "We have not been able to contact him till now and as per the reports received from Gonda he is on leave since Tuesday," Secretary (Home) Kamal Saxena had said.

While the state government ordered an inquiry into the incident, the minister in question Vinod Kumar Singh sent his resignation to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday and alleged a conspiracy on the part of the district level officers to malign his image.

Meanwhile, 19 people were arrested in connection with the violent protest at the CMO office by supporters of Vinod Kumar Singh earlier in the day.