Late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul’s wife on Friday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe to find the actual reasons behind her husband’s suicide.
‘We want a central investigation agency, the CBI or the National Investigation Agency, to investigate the case,’ said Dangwimsai Pul addressing the media in the national capital. She also alleged that the state government did not probe the death of Pul properly, despite an FIR by the family. Kalikho Pul allegedly committed suicide on August 9, 2016, at his official residence.
Kalikho Pul’s suicide note ‘Mere Vichar’
The 47-year-old leader was found hanging from a ceiling fan, weeks after being unseated as the chief minister by a ruling of the Supreme Court. Dangwimsai Pul said the family has also appealed to the Chief Justice of India against the four judges whose names were mentioned in Pul’s suicide letter alleging corruption.
She said the current State government was threatening the family for demanding a CBI probe. The Arunachal Police had found a 60-page letter written by Kaliko Pul near his body. Titled ‘Mere Vichar’ (My Views), the letter mentioned several ‘deliberate irregularities’ by State leaders and Supreme Court judges over the years. Pul had become Chief Minister on February 19, 2016, after he along with 29 (19 Congress and 11 BJP) MLAs had defected to the People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh to form a new government, bringing down the existing Congress government led by Nabam Tuki.