Booklets titled Mere Vichaar (My Thoughts), believed to have been written by former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, have been recovered from his residence. The four 60-page booklets, titled ‘Mere Vichaar’ (My Thoughts), allegedly signed by Kalikho Pul, were found in the room where he was found dead.
‘We have not read the booklets so it cannot be assumed as suicide note. There was no diary found from the spot as has been reported earlier. Police have already registered a case and it is under investigation.’ Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Talo Potom said.
‘I have sealed the documents and handed it over to police,’ said Talo Potom. ‘Since I was only ordered to conduct inquest by the District Magistrate under Section 176 of the CrPc.’
‘4 mobile handsets and one tablet were also found and handed over to police,’ he added.
While calls for a CBI inquiry are being made, the case has been given to sub-inspector A.K. Jha. Asked why an officer of that rank was investigating such a high-profile case, Director-General of Police S. Nithyanandam refused to comment.
Principal Secretary (Home) Satya Gopal said: ‘An inquiry would be carried out. ‘The State government constituted medical board has not submitted the post-mortem report yet. ‘They are duty bound to submit the report once it is finalised,’ he informed.