CMO murders: CBI gets time till March 31 to complete probe

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought time till March 31 from the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court to complete the investigation into the murder of two Lucknow CMOs, Dr VK Arya and Dr BP Singh.

The CBI said an affidavit was filed in this regard in the court of Justices Imtiaz Mutaza and VC Gupta on Thursday. "The court accepted the affidavit filed by the agency and granted them further time till March 31 to complete the investigation," said Prince Lenin, advocate, on whose petition the court had ordered CBI inquiry into the two murders on July 27, 2011.

While Dr Arya was shot dead on october 27, 2010, Dr B P Singh was shot dead on April 2, 2011.

In its affidavit, the CBI said that the Special Task Force of UP police had provided them a hard disk containing 1.5 lakh voice files of recorded conversations of monitored phone calls for investigation on September 12, 2012. The agency had asked for details of the mobile subscribers whose numbers were monitored by the SSP of Lucknow and he had provided the information on February 4, 2013. The voice files were being analysed by the CBI.

In another PIL filed by the organisation We The People, the bench of Justices Uma Nath Singh and VK Dixit ordered for monitoring of the CBI inquiry into NRHM irregularities across the state by the High Court.

The HC is already monitoring the CBI inquiry into the irregularities in Lucknow. The PIL urged the court to monitor the progress of investigation into the NRHM scam of rest of the state as well by forming a Special Investigation Team under its supervision and directing the CBI to submit its regular status report before the court.

"The High Court has granted my prayers and directed that the case (of NRHM scam in the entire state) be monitored by the bench which is looking after the Lucknow NRHM case," Lenin said.

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