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No breakthrough in Dr Sachan's death case

delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2011 13:12 IST
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Even after four days, police seem to have no clue into the mysterious death of Dr Sachan in an Uttar Pradesh jail. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday issued notice to Uttar Pradesh Government on Dr Y S Sachan's death asking it to explain why it did not intimate the Commission of the death in judicial custody within 24 hours.

Taking cognisance of media reports and a complaint regarding death of Sachan, the Commission issued notices to
the UP Chief Secretary, District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police in Lucknow.

The NHRC called for magisterial enquiry report, inquest report, CD of post mortem and its report, ciscera
report and final cause of death within four weeks, an NHRC spokesperson said.

The Commission has also directed the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Jail, Lucknow to explain as to why the information about the death in judicial custody was not communicated within 24 hours to NHRC, as per its guidelines.

The post mortem reportedly suggested that he was murdered, but the Uttar Pradesh government has been insisting it was a suicide, reports say.

Sachan was lodged in Lucknow Jail as the main accused in the murder of Dr B P Singh. He was found dead in mysterious circumstances in the toilet of District jail hospital on the June 22.