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Ex-Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul’s Wife Withdraws Letter to CJI

She said the letter should have been dealt with on the administrative side and not the judicial side.

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Dangwimsai Pul, wife of the late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, on Thursday withdrew her letter to Chief Justice of India, JS Khehar, saying the Supreme Court has no business to deal with her letter on the judicial side.

She said the letter should have been dealt with on the administrative side.

Senior counsel Dushyant Dave, representing her, indicated Dangwimsai may approach Vice President Hamid Ansari to look into the matter, as President Pranab Mukherjee too, finds a mention in her husband's suicide note.

Dangwimsai, in her letter to Chief Justice Khehar, had alleged corruption by politicians and a few higher judiciary functionaries.

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A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit allowed Dangwimsai to withdraw her letter, as her counsel Dushyant Dave said they should recuse from hearing the matter since the same cannot be heard on the judicial side.

Dangwimsai had written the letter to the Chief Justice of India to seek permission to lodge an FIR on the basis of a suicide note allegedly written by Kalikho Pul before his death on 9 August 2016.

Dave wanted to know on whose instructions the court Registry had listed the letter for hearing before the bench when it was meant to be dealt with on administrative side.

Earlier, Dangwimsai, the first wife of Pul, demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the case. She claimed the Arunachal Pradesh government was not interested in probing Pul's death.

(With inputs from IANS)

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