Lucknow: The widow of Dr Y S Sachan, an accused in the multi-crore rupees National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam who allegedly committed suicide in jail, on Tuesday challenged in a court here the CBI closure report over his death.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Neel Kant Mani Tripathi heard the petition of Dr Sachan’s wife Malti and fixed Nov 2 as the next date of hearing.
The CBI on Sep 28 filed a closure report after a probe into Dr Sachan’s death and cited forensic findings to claim that the doctor killed himself in the Lucknow prison on June 22, 2011.
Malti’s counsel V K Shahi alleged that the CBI closure report was incorrect and biased.
The doctor’s widow alleged that she was not given a copy of the closure report and other documents.
The CBI concluded in its 111-page closure report that Dr Sachan’s death was a suicide.
Dr Sachan, who served as deputy chief medical officer with the family welfare department, was found dead in the jail toilet. His body had deep gashes and a leather belt was tied around his neck.
Dr Sachan was arrested in April 2011 for allegedly ordering the murder of chief medical officers Dr B P Singh and Dr Vinod Arya. He was also accused of embezzling funds under the health mission. [Source: IANS]