Deputy chief medical officer Dr YS Sachan, who died under mysterious circumstances in Lucknow district jail, had an apprehension that he would be fixed in a corruption case.
After Dr Sachan's death, his wife Malti Sachan had alleged that her husband was forced to sign blank papers by the cops and jail officials.
"When I met my husband in jail, he told me that some government officers threatened him and forced him to put his signature on blank paper," she said.
To substantiate their allegation, the family members of Dr Sachan on Thursday handed over a letter written by him to Rajendra Kumar Singh, the joint director in the family welfare department, on April 10, 2011.
An FIR against Dr Sachan and other health department employees was registered at Wazirganj police station on the complaint of Dr Rajendra Kumar Singh.
On April 7, Dr Sachan, the administrative officer JS Yadav and clerks PC Verma and Sanjay Anand were taken into custody by the police.
In the letter, Dr Sachan had stated that on April 8, he was taken on remand for interrogation in the corruption case.
"While I was taken from the district jail, some officers forced me, as well as CJ Yadav and PC Verma, to sign the blank papers. The papers carrying our signature might be misused against us," Sachan had said.
He had added, "In such a case, the onus would be on the administration and Dr Singh."