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Ex-Arunachal CM’s widow withdraws letter to SC seeking probe into his suicide

The first wife of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul, who committed suicide on August 9 last year, has withdrawn her letter to Chief Justice of India JS Khehar seeking the Supreme Court’s help in ensuring a CBI probe into the circumstances that led to her husband’s death.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2017 22:12 IST
Rahul Karmakar
The widow of Kalikho Pul (in picture) said his suicide note should be considered by the SC as a dying declaration and treated very seriously as evidence.
The widow of Kalikho Pul (in picture) said his suicide note should be considered by the SC as a dying declaration and treated very seriously as evidence.(HT File)

The first wife of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul, who committed suicide on August 9 last year, withdrew on Thursday her letter to Chief Justice of India JS Khehar seeking the Supreme Court’s help in ensuring a CBI probe into the circumstances that led to her husband’s death.

The apex court was scheduled to hear Dangwimsai Pul’s petition on Thursday.

On February 17, Dangwimsai in her two-page letter had said Pul’s 60-page suicide note should be considered by the SC as “dying declaration and treated very seriously as evidence”.

But on Thursday, she said the SC need not act on her letter as it should have been dealt with by the local administration.

Dangwimsai had cited her husband’s note to allege corruption by politicians and members of the judiciary.

Senior counsel Dushyant Dave, representing her, said she might approach Vice-President Hamid Ansari and urge him to look into the matter as President Pranab Mukherjee finds mention in her husband’s note.

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit allowed Dangwimsai to withdraw her letter, as her counsel said they should recuse from hearing the matter as it cannot be heard on the judicial side.

Earlier, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case, Dangwimsai said the Arunachal Pradesh government was not interested in probing Pul’s death.