Former CBI director Ashwani Kumar commits suicide in Shimla: Cops
Shimla : Ashwani Kumar, a former Director of the CBI and former Governor of Manipur and Nagaland, was found dead in his Shimla residence on Wednesday night. He was 69 year old.
"Mr. Kumar has committed suicide," Shimla Superintendent of Police Mohit Chawla told news agency ANI. It has been learned that the former CBI Director was depressed from past couple of days.
A suicide note has also been recovered by the cops and it has also been verified by the family members.
A team of police officers, and one from Shimla's Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, has been rushed to Mr Kumar's home.
In a 37-year-long career, retired as IPS officer from the Himachal Pradesh cadre, he served as DGP for the state between 2006 and 2008 before being appointed Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a two-year period.
Interestingly, he was the first police officer from the state who was chosen to head the CBI. He was in charge of the central agency while it investigated the infamous Aarushi Talwar murder case.
"This case is a litmus test for me. I need to know who killed Aarushi - parents or someone else. I feel agitated within over this case," he said at the time, according to news agency PTI.
He had also served as the Governor of Nagaland between 2013 and 2014; in that period he was briefly also Governor of Manipur. He is survived by his wife and son.