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NHRC issues notice to UP govt on Sachan death

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Uttar Pradesh Government on Dr YS Sachan`s death asking it to explain why it did not intimate the Commission of the death in judicial custody within 24 hours.

Taking cognisance of media reports and a complaint regarding death of Sachan, the Commission issued notices to the UP Chief Secretary, District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police in Lucknow.

The NHRC called for magisterial enquiry report, inquest report, CD of post mortem and its report, viscera report and final cause of death within four weeks, an NHRC spokesperson said.

The Commission has also directed the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Jail, Lucknow to explain as to why the information about the death in judicial custody was not communicated within 24 hours to NHRC, as per its guidelines.

Sachan was lodged in Lucknow Jail as the main accused in the murder of Dr BP Singh. He was found dead in mysterious circumstances in the toilet of District jail hospital on the June 22.

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