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GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - Claiming that Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide, left �explosive secret notes�, Arunachal Pradesh ex-Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa today sought a CBI inquiry into the former Chief Minister�s death.

�Many eminent people have informed me that Pul has left behind explosive secret notes that can shake Indian politics,� Rajkhowa told PTI here.

Pul�s body was found hanging at his Itanagar Chief Minister�s bungalow on August 9.

Asked if he had seen the notes, Rajkhowa, who had demitted office last month, said, �I am not privy to the notes. I have been apprised of some of the things written there, but I wouldn�t like to reveal them at this point of time.

�No question of me as the Governor then interfering in the administration and calling for the notes,� Rajkhowa said.

�Many people have seen the notes. Pul�s family read them. The contents have been mentioned in the social media, in the local news papers of Arunachal Pradesh and many renowned people have told me about the contents,� he said.

�That is why I had written to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu to ask for an independent CBI inquiry. Khandu was very positive. But after I gave up my Governor�s post, there is no response to that,� he pointed out.

�A CBI enquiry can of course be ordered by the Prime Minister or Home Minister,� Rajkhowa said, adding that Pul was a five-time MLA and a very popular leader and he fought against corruption.

Pul died under mysterious circumstances.

�It was unthinkable that the investigation was handed over to a sub-inspector of police and not to the CBI,� the former Governor regretted.

�Only a court has to decide whether he committed suicide and not the police,� Rajkhowa said, adding �I have been informed that IGP N Payeng, now investigating the case, has said the notes were sealed and handed over to a magistrate. I don�t know whether to a judicial or executive magistrate,� he said. � PTI

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Rajkhowa wants CBI to probe Pul�s death

GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - Claiming that Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide, left �explosive secret notes�, Arunachal Pradesh ex-Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa today sought a CBI inquiry into the former Chief Minister�s death.

�Many eminent people have informed me that Pul has left behind explosive secret notes that can shake Indian politics,� Rajkhowa told PTI here.

Pul�s body was found hanging at his Itanagar Chief Minister�s bungalow on August 9.

Asked if he had seen the notes, Rajkhowa, who had demitted office last month, said, �I am not privy to the notes. I have been apprised of some of the things written there, but I wouldn�t like to reveal them at this point of time.

�No question of me as the Governor then interfering in the administration and calling for the notes,� Rajkhowa said.

�Many people have seen the notes. Pul�s family read them. The contents have been mentioned in the social media, in the local news papers of Arunachal Pradesh and many renowned people have told me about the contents,� he said.

�That is why I had written to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu to ask for an independent CBI inquiry. Khandu was very positive. But after I gave up my Governor�s post, there is no response to that,� he pointed out.

�A CBI enquiry can of course be ordered by the Prime Minister or Home Minister,� Rajkhowa said, adding that Pul was a five-time MLA and a very popular leader and he fought against corruption.

Pul died under mysterious circumstances.

�It was unthinkable that the investigation was handed over to a sub-inspector of police and not to the CBI,� the former Governor regretted.

�Only a court has to decide whether he committed suicide and not the police,� Rajkhowa said, adding �I have been informed that IGP N Payeng, now investigating the case, has said the notes were sealed and handed over to a magistrate. I don�t know whether to a judicial or executive magistrate,� he said. � PTI

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