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Lawyers� body in Delhi HC for FIR on Pul�s suicide note

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NEW DELHI, April 24 - Delhi High Court today questioned a group of lawyers for approaching it with a plea to direct the CBI to lodge an FIR on the allegations made in a purported suicide note of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul.

The High Court registry has also raised objections to the petition filed by some lawyers under the banner of �National Lawyers� Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms�.

The lawyers� body mentioned the matter before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra which made it clear that it can be listed only after the objections raised by the registry are removed.

Further, the bench questioned the group for approaching Delhi High Court when there was a bench of Gauhati High Court in Arunachal Pradesh capital of Itanagar.

�Why have you come to Delhi? Which is the closest high court to the place of occurrence,� it asked.

Pul had committed suicide on August 9 last year and his body was found hanging in the official residence of the CM at Itanagar.

After months of intense political developments, Pul had taken over the reins of Arunachal Pradesh on February 19, 2016 for a brief period but had to relinquish the job following a Supreme Court order in July 2016.

The plea sought lodging of FIR and a �cautious and discreet� probe against some former and serving persons holding constitutional posts, as also against some politicians.

Supreme Court on February 23 had allowed Pul�s widow, Dangwimsai Pul, to withdraw her letter for CBI or NIA probe into the allegations.

Later, she had written a fresh letter to Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and MB Lokur seeking permission to lodge an FIR for probe into graft charges against former and serving persons holding constitutional posts, contained in Pul�s suicide note.

The new letter was not addressed to Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and the second senior-most judge Justice Dipak Misra. � PTI

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Lawyers� body in Delhi HC for FIR on Pul�s suicide note

NEW DELHI, April 24 - Delhi High Court today questioned a group of lawyers for approaching it with a plea to direct the CBI to lodge an FIR on the allegations made in a purported suicide note of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul.

The High Court registry has also raised objections to the petition filed by some lawyers under the banner of �National Lawyers� Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms�.

The lawyers� body mentioned the matter before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra which made it clear that it can be listed only after the objections raised by the registry are removed.

Further, the bench questioned the group for approaching Delhi High Court when there was a bench of Gauhati High Court in Arunachal Pradesh capital of Itanagar.

�Why have you come to Delhi? Which is the closest high court to the place of occurrence,� it asked.

Pul had committed suicide on August 9 last year and his body was found hanging in the official residence of the CM at Itanagar.

After months of intense political developments, Pul had taken over the reins of Arunachal Pradesh on February 19, 2016 for a brief period but had to relinquish the job following a Supreme Court order in July 2016.

The plea sought lodging of FIR and a �cautious and discreet� probe against some former and serving persons holding constitutional posts, as also against some politicians.

Supreme Court on February 23 had allowed Pul�s widow, Dangwimsai Pul, to withdraw her letter for CBI or NIA probe into the allegations.

Later, she had written a fresh letter to Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and MB Lokur seeking permission to lodge an FIR for probe into graft charges against former and serving persons holding constitutional posts, contained in Pul�s suicide note.

The new letter was not addressed to Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and the second senior-most judge Justice Dipak Misra. � PTI

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