The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide a copy of autopsy report of deputy Chief Medical Officer YS Sachan to his family members.
The direction was issued by the vacation bench of Justices Shabihul Hasnain and Vedpal on an application moved in a pending PIL filed by a local scribe seeking direction for a CBI probe into swindling of funds under National Rural Health Mission.
The petitioner moved an application seeking second autopsy of Sachan by an independent panel of doctors.
In his application the petitioner annexed affidavits of Sachan's wife Malti and elder brother RK Sachan demanding a CBI probe into the death as they have no faith in police investigation.
Sachan, the main accused in the murder of CMO (Family Welfare) BP Singh, was found was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a toilet of Lucknow district jail hospital on June 22 and the autopsy was performed by a panel of five doctors yesterday.
The state government had termed the death as a prima facie case of suicide, however, Sachan's family rejected the theory and termed it as murder.
Sachan's wife and brother in separate affidavits submitted that they were not present at the time of post mortem of Sachan.
"The deponents categorically state that family members of Sachan were not allowed in the room where the post mortem was being conducted," the two affidavits said.
However, the application was disposed off by the court without any specific order on the second autopsy.