The CBI is likely to chargesheet former Lucknow deputy chief medical officer (Dy CMO) YS Sachan as a conspirator in the murder of two city CMOs — VK Arya and BP Singh — on Tuesday.
Sachan, however, was found dead in a Lucknow jail in June last year.
"Sachan was involved in the conspiracy, and he will be chargesheeted. However, since he is no more, his name will not be sent up for trial. Besides Sachan, we will name two alleged shooters in both the cases — Anand Prakash Tiwari and Vinod Sharma — besides alleged middleman RK Verma as the accused in the chargesheets. Verma acted as the go-between the shooters and Sachan. We are trying to unravel the rest of the conspiracy," said a senior CBI official.
The CBI has also arrested another former Lucknow CMO, AK Shukla, in connection with Arya’s murder. According to sources, the investigation into Shukla’s role is still on.
According to investigators, Sachan had functioned as the acting CMO for three months after Arya’s murder on October 27, 2010. However, the government later appointed Singh as the CMO.
Witnesses have said that Singh was very reluctant to take up the post, and had to be persuaded in that regard. "Singh had told Sachan that he will expose all his misdeeds. That's why Sachan became a part of the conspiracy. We are yet to reach the upper layer of conspirators," said the official.
According to CBI sources, Arya's relatives told investigators that he paid around R18 lakh to get the job of Lucknow CMO. Witnesses have also revealed that a few of the CMOs used to get a 10% cut from every bill passed under the National Rural Health Mission scheme. The dealing clerk also allegedly shared the commission.