Senior police officer to investigate Kalikho Pul's death: CM Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has directed that a senior police officer not below the rank of an IGP will head the investigation into the alleged suicide of former state CM Kalikho Pul.
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has directed that a senior police officer not below the rank of an IGP will head the investigation into the alleged suicide of former state CM Kalikho Pul.
Khandu said this during a high-level meeting with Chief Secretary Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, DGP S Nithianandam and Principal Secretary (Home) Satya Gopal to review the law and order situation of the state capital on Saturday, a communiqué from the Chief Minister's office said on Sunday.
Khandu also asked the police to expedite the investigation into Pul's death and complete it within the shortest possible time.
However, an IGP was yet to be named to head the investigation.
Pul, a rebel Congress MLA, who had become Chief Minister of the state on February 19 amid political drama that had begun in December last year, ceased to hold the office following a Supreme Court judgement of 13 July.
While the apex court order had reinstated Nabam Tuki as Chief Minister, the latter resigned two days later to make way for Pema Khandu to become the new chief minister of the frontier state.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, who had landed in a controversy following the dismissal of then chief minister Nabam Tuki and installation of Kalikho Pul in his place, has resumed charge as governor of the state yesterday after remaining on leave for over six weeks following serious illness.
As Rajkhowa underwent a major surgery and had to remain on leave, Tripura governor Tathagata Roy was given the additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh for the past five weeks.
Khandu yesterday called on Governor Rajkhowa at Raj Bhawan who expressed hope that the state government under the leadership of Khandu would rise to the expectations of the people.
According to the police, as many as 45 protestors were arrested in connection with the Secunderabad Railway Station violence in Telangana
An official said diversions have been created at key points expecting traffic jams. He said the rains are unlikely to cause much disruption but added protests could hamper the movement of vehicles.
Congress MPs and leaders sat on a 'Satyagraha' at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on 19 June in solidarity with the youths protesting the Centre's newly announced Agnipath scheme for recruitment in the Armed Forces