The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Wednesday gave the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over three months' time to complete investigation into the murder of two chief medical officers (CMOs) VK Arya and BP Singh here. The two murders that took place in October 2010 and April 2011 were allegedly linked to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in UP.
The court passed the order granting the CBI more time after the probe agency made such a request.
A division bench comprising justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and justice Ashwani Kumar Singh fixed December 20 as the next date of hearing.
Earlier, as per the court directive, supervising officer T Balaji and two investigating officers Hari Singh and N Krishnamurthy appeared before the bench. The CBI said the special task force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police was not cooperating. On this, the court directed additional advocate general Raj Bahadur Singh Yadav to present the SSP (STF) before it in the afternoon.
When the SSP (STF) appeared, the AAG submitted that all documents related to the cases had been given to the CBI as per requirement and all required cooperation would be given in future as well. The two investigating officers in their affidavits sought three months' time to complete the investigation.