Ex-Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director and Former Nagaland Governer found dead in his Shimla residence, He committed suicide on Wednesday, according to Shimla Superintendent of Police Mohit Chawla.
Moreover, A police team led by Shimla Superintendent of Police Mohit Chawla is investigating the case. Police has recovered a suicide note says “I am going on my next journey after being fed up with life.”
SP Shimla Mohit Chawla said that the police are investigating the matter and a conclusion on suicide can only be reached after the post-mortem report while speaking to Media.
Ashwani Kumar had joined the Indian Police Service in 1973 and took over the office of the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Himachal Pradesh in August 2006, a post he held till July 2008.
Kumar then got the post of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director and held the office from 2 August 2008 and 30 November 2010.
He belonged from a small hill town in Himachal Pradesh called Sirmour, and attained completed his education qualification from the Himachal Pradesh University.
Reacting to the IPS officer’s death, Congress leader Anand Sharma said he was shocked and saddened. “Deeply shocked & saddened by the news of death of Ashwini Kumar by suicide. Remember him as a police officer known for his professionalism, integrity, intellect, and humility. Having known him for decades, words fail me when I express my feelings. Huge loss for all who knew him,” the leader said on Twitter.
Interestingly, During his term at the CBI, he had dealt with the high profile Arushi-Hemraj murder case. Ashwani Kumar was CBI director when Amit Shah got arrested in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case in Gujarat.
Ashwani Kumar (62) took over as the 17th Governor of Nagaland on 21 March 2013 and as the Governor of Manipur on 29 July 2013. He also held top posts in the elite Special Protection Group. He was also part of the security cover for former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.