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Organisations, family demand CBI inquiry into Pul’s death

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Itagar, Feb 14: Various organizations, associations and family members of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul have demanded a CBI inquiry into his death. In a memorandum, the Green Aruchal Foundation (GAF) and wife of late Pul, Dangwimsai Pul urged the Governor that a high level independent committee be constituted to present an authentic report of the incident within a time frame and the case be handed over to the CBI for investigation.

They also sought the Governor’s intervention in the matter and to order the concerned authorities to register the case based on the FIR filed by late Pul’s wives.

“It is surprising that despite Pul’s three wives jointly filing First Information Report (FIR) in Itagar Police Station with regard to their husband’s death, the concerned officers did not register the FIR. Instead, the Itagar Police Station was more obliged to the FIR filed by one Surendra Kumar, the then PSO of the deceased and registered the case according to his version,” the memorandum said.

Further, the memorandum urged the Governor to put those persons, whose mes figured in “Mere Vichaar” document of Late Pul, on suspension during the course of the investigation. In the meantime, the Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee, a conglomeration of six organizations/ associations, has also raised the same demand and sought justice for late Pul. Demanding re-investigation of Pul’s death case, based upon the FIR filed by his wives, the Committee also demanded that Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chow Mein and Parliamentary Secretary and Government Spokesperson Passang Dorjee So step down on moral ground to pave way for free and fair investigation.