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Pul’s wife demands CBI probe

Kalikho Pul left behind a suicide note where he alleged many irregularities and scams

The wife of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who committed suicide last year, has demanded a CBI investigation into his death.

Pul left behind a 60-page suicide note alleging many irregularities and scams in the State. The letter names several Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and Supreme Court judges.

‘Register FIR’

“It is essential that a first information report be registered on the basis of the allegations contained in it [suicide note] and the case be investigated by the CBI since the primary allegations are of corruption of judges at the highest level,” Dangwimsai Pul said in her appeal to the Chief Justice of India, a copy of which she made public at a press conference here.

She alleged that her family is getting threats from the Arunachal Pradesh government and she was advised not to hold the press conference.

Arunachal Pradesh is ruled by the BJP as the current Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who was earlier with the Congress, joined the BJP on December 31, 2016. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said, “I cannot comment on the matter [letter] as it involves Supreme Court judges.”

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