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Kalikho Pul’s suicide: Ex-Arunachal CM’s wife writes to SC judges for FIR in case

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New Delhi: The wife of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul who had allegedly committed suicide has written a fresh letter to three senior judges of the Supreme Court seeking permission to lodge an FIR for probe into graft charges against former and serving persons holding constitutional posts, contained in his suicide note.

Dangwimsai Pul, in her letter written to Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and M B Lokur, said her husband who had served as chief minister from 19 February till 13 July 2016, had committed suicide on 9 August last year.

The letter has not been addressed to the Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and the second senior-most judge Justice Dipak Misra. In the letter, she said “at the time of his suicide, several signed copies of 60 pages’ suicide note were found next to his hanging body. The inquest report acknowledges that the Additional District Magistrate had seized such documents at the place of occurrence of suicide.”

Pul said the note contained a detailed narration of facts regarding the “sordid state of affairs in the polity and the judiciary, most of which were from his (Kalikho Pul’s) personal knowledge. “The note contains serious allegations of corruption in high places in the polity as well as in highest places in the judiciary and that led him to believe that there was no hope for the country,” she said in her letter which was received by Supreme Court registry on Monday.

The letter said these allegations cast a long shadow on the integrity of our political institutions and that of the highest judiciary. “These allegations had caused great despair not only to my late husband but also to the entire country. It is imperative therefore that these allegations contained in this note are credibly and thoroughly investigated by an independent investigating authority,” it said. “... a credible investigation in this case is essential otherwise the cloud of suspicion over the polity and the highest judiciary of this country, will forever loom,” Pul said in her letter.

She said it was under these circumstances, that she was writing the letter to the three senior judges of the apex court urging them to take an administrative decision on granting sanction to lodge an FIR and having this matter credibly investigated by an SIT.

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