Ashwani Kumar, a previous Director of the CBI and previous Governor of Manipur and Nagaland, was discovered dead at his home in Shimla late on Wednesday night. He was 69 years of age.
As indicated by Shimla Superintendent of Police Mohit Chawla, who was cited by news organization ANI, Mr Kumar passed on by self destruction. Sources said he had been discouraged for quite a while.
Breaking: Ex CBI director Ashwani Kumar found hanging at his Shimla home.. Kumar had also been governor of Nagaland .. tragic. RIP..
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 7, 2020
The police have recouped a self destruction note which is being checked with the family. DGP Sanjay Kundu said further requests were being made and that it would be unseemly for him to remark as of now.
A group of cops, and one from Shimla’s Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, have been rushed to Mr Kumar’s home.
Throughout a vocation spreading over 37 years, Mr Kumar, a resigned IPS official from the Himachal Pradesh framework, filled in as DGP for the state somewhere in the range of 2006 and 2008 preceding being selected Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a two-year time span. He was the principal cop from the state to head the analytical organization.
He was responsible for the focal office while it researched the scandalous Aarushi Talwar murder case.
Lost a dear friend and an Elder brother – Respected Ashwani Kumar Sir. A calm and composed gentleman.
He was Ex Governor of Nagaland and Manipur, Ex Director CBI, Ex DGP Himachal Police, Ex Chancellor APG Shimla University.
May his soul find peace in Heaven.
Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/9YgidTk9Uq
— Ex Vice Chancellor, Prof SN Kulkarni (@shailnk) October 7, 2020
Mr Kumar, who supplanted Vijay Shanker as Director after the office had started its test, set up a group that repudiated the discoveries of the main, which precluded the guardians’ association. The subsequent group said they (the guardians) murdered Aarushi in the wake of discovering her with Hemraj.
“This case is a litmus test for me. I have to realize who executed Aarushi – guardians or another person. I feel disturbed inside over this case,”
he said at that point, as indicated by news organization PTI.
— DD News (@DDNewslive) October 7, 2020
The guardians were given a lifelong incarceration by a CBI court in 2013 yet vindicated by the Allahabad High Court in 2017.
Mr Kumar likewise filled in as Governor of Nagaland somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2014; in that period he was quickly additionally Governor of Manipur. He is survived by his better half and son.