Lucknow: Three weeks after the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Y S Sachan was found dead in a jail, former CMO of Lucknow AK Shukla was on Tuesday arrested by police in connection with the murder.
"Doctor Shukla was arrested from the trauma centre of Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar Medical University this morning," said Deputy Inspector General of Police Lucknow DK Thakur.
He said Shukla was arrested in connection with financial irregularities in the health department.
An FIR was registered against CMO Shukla, a clerk and some contractors on charges of misappropriation of funds by Joint Director (Administration) Rajendra Singh at Wazirganj police station on April 7, 2011.
In the FIR, Singh alleged that the CMO misused his powers and helped his associates in withdrawing government funds by producing fake bills.
The financial irregularities were detected during investigation into the murder of CMO BP Singh, who was shot dead in Gomti Nagar area on April 2.