The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI inquiry into the mysterious death of deputy chief medical officer YS Sachan at Lucknow district jail hospital.
The Lucknow bench comprising justice Pradeep Kant and justice Ritu Raj Awasthi passed the order on a PIL seeking CBI probe into the death of Sachan, who was found hanging with multiple injuries in the jail toilet on June 22 night.
Arrested on charges of National Rural Health Mission fund embezzlement, 52-year-old Sachan was also named as the key conspirator in the murder case of CMO BP Singh in April following the arrest of three shooters hired to kill him.
The Uttar Pradesh government put up two orders relating to CBI inquiry into Sachan murder case before the bench as soon as the hearing started.
"We have also given in our order to give the matter to CBI," the bench said while pronouncing the order.
Bowing to strident demands, UP chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday ordered a CBI inquiry into the death of Sachan.
The decision came on the back of a judicial probe finding that the deputy CMO's death prima facie was a case of murder.
The state government and police had initially claimed Sachan committed suicide. The postmortem, however, revealed nine injury marks on the body including on the neck, elbows, wrists and thigh.