Kalikho Pul's wife withdraws plea in SC for a probe into corruption allegations
Chief Justice of India J S Khehar converted her letter, received by the SC registry on February 17, into a writ petition (criminal).
Dangwimsai Pul, the first wife of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul, withdraws her plea for a CBI probe into allegations of corruption made against Supreme Court judges by her husband in his 60-page note, left before his suicide on August 9, 2016 after the Supreme Court allowed her to withdraw the plea.
According to a report in Deccan Herald, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar converted her letter, received by the SC registry on February 17, into a writ petition (criminal).
Dangwimsai’s counsel senior advocate Dushyant Dave said that she did not want a judicial order on her plea and that she would withdraw in case the judges wanted to adjudicate her contentions based on Pul’s note when the matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit.
Dave said Dangwimsai wanted an extraordinary independent probe and may approach Vice President Hamid Ansari. The Supreme Court deciding it on merit would bar her other legal remedies, he said.
“This petition is listed under the orders of the CJI. In view of the fact that allegations are against a number of political persons and even the President, the matter was considered to be of public interest. However, the court could not go into the issue since the petitioner sought to withdraw it. Hence, the petition is dismissed as withdrawn,” the bench said.
During the hearing about the matter, Dave made repeated requests for letting her withdraw the plea. In her letter, Dangwimsai sought granting of permission for registration of an FIR on the basis of allegation of corruption made in the suicide note.