In what can cause “tremors in Indian politics,” Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, a day after he resigned as governor of Arunachal Pradesh said that Kalikho Pul has left behind “secret notes” running in 60 pages with “explosive” content that can rock politics.
Pul, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh was found hanging in his Itanagar home on August 9. He was unseated as chief minister in July after the Supreme Court restored the government of Nabam Tuki. While, Rajkhowa who stepped down as governor in September, told The Indian Express that he had been seeking a CBI inquiry into the circumstances leading to Pul’s death. “Because before his death, Pul had written one long note, a series of notes with the title Mere Vichar or my thoughts, in about 60 pages,” he said.
“There were four copies which were handed over to police. Whether these are still with police or have been handed over to the court concerned, I do not know,” he said. “But some people, rather many people, had the opportunity to scan the pages before these were seized by police. And those pages reveal so many things that if they come out, there will be tremors in Indian politics… what has happened to those 60 pages?”
He added that a lot has been written on these notes. Pul wrote about his collegaues who had betrayed him and also about politicans and other people who gained wealth without having a good financial background, said former governor.
Rajkhowa is upset with the way the police is handling Pul’s case.
“The first thing I inquired was who’s investigating the case. I was told that some sub-inspector is investigating the case. I was shocked. A chief minister dies under mysterious circumstances and the case is being investigated by a sub-inspector? The minimum should have been an investigation by an SP or a DCP. Later, Mr (Pema) Khandu (the current chief minister) declared that an IGP-level officer would investigate the case,” he said.
IGP N Payeng, who is investigating Pul’s case tld The Indian Express, “I have got the forensic laboratory report and also his postmortem report. Now, we will file the (investigation) report.” On Pul’s notes, Payeng said: “Those pages were sealed and handed over to the magistrate.” Asked about the Pul notes, C P Joshi, Congress general secretary in charge of Arunachal Pradesh affairs, said: “I am not aware of these notes. I don’t know anything.”
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh DGP S Nithianandan said that they are yet to investigate the 60-page report but will the probe report shortly.
“Pul’s diary is part of the panchnama and it was duly sealed and handed over to the magistrate. The court is likely to go through our report and, on the basis of our report, if the court thinks it fit, it can ask us to investigate details of those notes,” Nithianandan said.