A police constable, with political links and a tainted past is under the scanner for his secret visit to the Lucknow district jail three days before Dr YS Sachan was allegedly murdered.
Sachan, the suspended deputy chief medical officer of the family welfare department, had been in jail since April 6 for having allegedly masterminded the murder of the department’s chief medical officer (CMO), Dr BP Singh.
What has grabbed police attention is the constable meeting two henchmen of a criminal turned MP in a barrack opposite the jail hospital, where Sachan (52) was found dead on June 22, said an official source.
Sachan’s body was found in a toilet. The post-mortem report said there were injury marks on his body.
A senior police officer who did not want to be named said, “The constable is closely associated with the MP. He was recently reinstated after being sacked for alleged involvement in looting 9 kg of gold from a jeweller in 2006.”
Police have information that the constable reached the jail in a luxury vehicle of the MP and entered it with the help of a few jail officials, who did not mark the visit in records.
The constable reportedly held a 30-minute meeting with the MP’s henchmen. The duo is in jail in connection with different cases.
Their bail was cancelled a week before Sachan’s death. Police are trying to find out if the constable had a message for the MP’s henchmen regarding Sachan, and passed on some weapon-like object.
Meanwhile, PTI reported that the agencies probing Sachan’s murder had found a letter he wrote to joint director (family welfare) Dr Rajendra Kumar Singh on April 10, saying police had forcibly got blank papers signed by him and two others accused in the murder of the CMO.