5 suspended for deputy CMO's death
The jailor and four other prison staffers were today suspended in connection with the mysterious death of deputy chief medical officer YS Sachan, the main accused in CMO BP Singh murder case, in Lucknow Jail.lucknow Updated: Jun 23, 2011 12:47 IST
The jailor and four other prison staffers were on Thursday suspended in connection with the mysterious death of deputy chief medical officer YS Sachan, the main accused in CMO BP Singh murder case, in Lucknow Jail.
"Jailor of the Lucknow Jail, a deputy jailor, a head constable jail guard and two guards have been placed under suspension on charges of dereliction of duty," an official spokesman said.
He said that based on the preliminary report, a departmental inquiry has also been ordered against the suspended staffers.
The main accused in the murder of chief medical officer (Family Welfare) BP Singh, Sachan was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the Lucknow district jail hospital last night after which the government ordered a judicial probe into the incident.
"According to jail superintendent BS Mukund and doctor VP Tripathi, YS Sachan was found dead in the toilet of the hospital," inspector general of jail VK Gupta had said.
"Prima facie, it seems to be a case of suicide and postmortem is being conducted," Gupta said.
Sachan was named in CMO murder case as the main accused by police following the arrest of three persons by the Special Task Force on June 17.
Singh was shot dead by unidentified persons on the morning of April 2 when he had gone out for a walk.
Sachan was arrested immediately after Singh's murder when the investigating agencies detected swindling of funds to the tune of several crore of rupees in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh.
Sachan's name was also linked to the murder of another CMO (Family Welfare) Vinod Kumar Arya who was shot dead in October last year.