Press Release
New Delhi , 29.05.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed two chargesheets against three accused U/s 120B R/w 302 of IPC and Section 3/25/27 of Arms Act in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate for CBI cases at Lucknow (UP) relating to murder of Dr.V.K.Arya and Dr.B.P.Singh, the then Chief Medical Officers, Family Welfare Department of Uttar Pradesh


            The Hon'ble High Court of Allahabad, Lucknow Bench vide its orders dated 27/07/2011 in Writ Petition No.3659 of 2011 directed the CBI to take over and investigate Case Crime No 322/2010 of PS Vikas Nagar, Lucknow pertaining to the murder of Dr. V K Arya and Case Crime No 269/2011 of PS Gomti Nagar pertaining to the murder of Dr. B.P. Singh. Accordingly, the CBI re-registered the two cases on 30/7/2011 and took it up for investigation.


            It was alleged that on 27.10.2010 at around 6 am, Dr. V. K. Arya, the then CMO, Family Welfare, Lucknow was shot dead by two motorcycle borne assailants when he was on his morning walk, in front of Rani Luxmi Bai School, near his residence in Vikas Nagar area of Lucknow. A Case was registered by UP Police at PS Vikas Nagar. Similarly on 2.4.2011 at around 6.15 am, Dr B P Singh, the then CMO, Family Welfare was shot dead by motor cycle borne assailants when he was on his morning walk in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow. A case was registered at PS Gomti Nagar.


            The CBI investigation of these cases revealed that the motive behind the killing of Dr. V.K. Arya and Dr. B.P. Singh was to be due to various issues relating to the alleged expenditure of NRHM funds. The then Dy.CMO Dr Sachan(now no more) conspired with others and hired two shooters through a contractor, all of UP-based. The accused got embolded after Dr VK Arya's murder as the actual killers were not detected by local police at the relevant period and indulged in the second murder. Same weapons have been used by the killers in both murders.


            One accused chargesheeted earlier by local police in Dr VK Arya case, has been absolved of murder charges.


            Further investigation to unearth the larger conspiracy in the alleged murders will continue.


            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.