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Sep 28, 2012 at 02:11pm IST

UP deputy CMO YS Sachan death case: CBI files closure report, calls it suicide

Lucknow: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed its closure report in the Uttar Pradesh deputy chief medical officer Dr YS Sachan death case in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Friday.

The CBI has concluded that Dr Sachan's death is a case of suicide based on the forensic report and filed the report. The CBI closure report says that no evidence suggesting that the death was a murder has been found.

Sachan, the former deputy Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow, was found dead in a jail toilet in 2011. He was accused of the involvement in the murder of two former CMOs in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam.

Two ministers in former chief minister Mayawati's regime, Babu Singh Kushwaha and Anant Mishra, had resigned on moral grounds after the NRHM scam was unearthed and the deaths of two chief medical officers and Dr Sachan.

Sachan was the prime accused in Family Welfare CMO Dr BP Singh's murder case. Singh was shot dead by unidentified persons on April 2, 2011 when he had gone out for a walk.

The Special Task Force (STF) had on June 17, 2011 arrested three persons - Ram Krishna Verma, Anand Tewari and Vinod Sharma - who had confessed to the crime and named Sachan as the main conspirator.

Earlier, another Chief Medical Officers Dr Vinod Arya, too, was allegedly killed by the group of shooters in October 2010.