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Exclusive: Kalikho Pul’s Wife Says She’s Lost Faith in Judiciary

Days after The Quint’s investigative stories on bribery charges against top serving Supreme Court judges made by late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, his eldest widow Dangwimsai Pul told The Quint that she has lost faith in the judiciary.

“If the judiciary is so corrupt, how will the common man get justice?” Dagnwimsai said.

In the exclusive interview to The Quint, Dangwimsai also demanded a high-level investigation against the bribery charges made by her late husband in his suicide note, saying that the Supreme Court judges should step down to pave the way for a “free and fair” probe.

Pul’s widow said that she has moved the Supreme Court to seek permission for an investigation against the two senior judges who sought and took bribes through agents and middlemen. She is seeking legal opinion on the issue, though the first moves have been made to lodge a criminal case against the judges.

The Quint had earlier revealed that relatives and middlemen of the two top Supreme Court judges had sought bribes from Pul, who coughed up Rs 60 crore after whittling down the initial demand for Rs 100 crore.

Pul’s allegations of bribe-taking by the two apex court judges was in the context of President’s Rule that was imposed on Arunachal Pradesh in January 2016. The approaches to Pul, for seeking bribes, were made to Pul in July 2016. Less than a month later, Pul committed suicide in his Itanagar residence.

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