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CBI report says Shukla had strong motive

While the CBI report which was filed in the court stated insufficient evidence against former Lucknow CMO Dr A K Shukla to prosecute him in murder cases of CMOs Dr V K Arya and Dr B P Singh,it also mentioned that the evidence collected till now indicate strong motive on his part.

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: May 22, 2013 12:45:32 am

While the CBI report which was filed in the court stated insufficient evidence against former Lucknow CMO Dr A K Shukla to prosecute him in murder cases of CMOs Dr V K Arya and Dr B P Singh,it also mentioned that the evidence collected till now indicate strong motive on his part.

The report also said that the CBI subjected Dr Shukla to forensic psychological assessment and he was found to be deceptive in his denial about his involvement in the murders.

The agency said in the report that it did not file chargesheet against Dr Shukla because of want of sufficient evidence. It has also made clear in the report that if any relevant evidence would be further probed.

The court has now issued notices to the complainants of both the murder cases and has fixed next date of hearing as May 31.

As per the CBI report,after submission of supplementary chargesheet in May 2012,the agency further probed the role of Dr Shukla and others. During investigation,the CBI analysed around 1.5 lakh voice files of telephonic conversations recorded by UP STF and examined the relevant persons. These persons include officials of Health Department,contractors associated with Health and Family Welfare Department,a number of doctors,personal staff of then CMO Lucknow,then minister (health),co-prisoners of Dr Y S Sachan (key murder accused) and others. They were questioned in order to obtain leads about the possible motive behind the two murders and the persons who could be involved in it.

During the course of investigation,the STF had put on surveillance the mobile number of Dr Shukla immediately after the murder of Dr Arya,the report said,adding that the conversation recorded during January,2011 disclosed a link between Dr Shukla and one of the murder accused R K Verma.

The call detail records revealed that Dr Shukla was well acquainted with R K Verma and had received a call from him 15 days prior to the murder of Dr Arya.

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