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J P Rajkhowa seeks CBI inquiry into Kalikho Pul's death

Updated: Oct 27, 2016 16:44 IST
New Delhi [India], Oct. 27 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul's reported suicide.

Talking to ANI, Rajkhowa said, people of Arunachal are generally very skeptical about the facts and circumstances leading to the unwanted, uncalled for and most sudden death of Kalikho Pul.

"I won't call it suicide, nor call it murder because judiciary has to decide this. People have been demanding, the intellectual, senior citizens, intellectuals, various public organization on media and social media that there should be thorough investigation on death of their popular leader Kalikho Pul. He was named the 'peoples chief Minister' by the people of Arunachal Pradesh. There should be investigation with an agency like CBI because there is public outcry without any political pressure As a governor, I have to send reports. There should be a thorough investigation," he said.

"He (Kalikho Pul) has done miracles..People are very agitated over his sudden death in a tragic manner which has never happened to any Chief Minister. Many senior citizens and intellectuals met me after I resumed that the matter has to be taken very seriously. Some people claims that it is a suicide and some others say it wasn't," he added.

Pul's body was found hanging at his Itanagar chief minister's bungalow on August 9.

Pul had led a group of dissident Congress legislators against then chief minister Nabam Tuki before taking over the reins of the state on February 19.

He had to give up his Chief Minister's post in July following the Supreme Court's reinstating the government of Nabam Tuki who made way for Pema Khandu as the 10th Chief Minister of the state. (ANI)