The demand for a CBI probe into the suicide of Churu’s Rajgarh SHO Vishnudutt Vishnoi has gained political momentum. Former Union minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has written a to Rajashthan CM Ashok Gehlot demanding a CBI probe into the suicide case.
He said that the death of an honest, fearless and dedicated officer has raised questions on the state government’s administrative laws. Rathore said that a fair and prompt CBI inquiry into the case would serve as an assurance to the rest of the dedicated and honest police officers in the state and reinstate trust in the state government.
He urged Gehlot to take up the matter seriously and order prompt CBI inquiry into the case.
विष्णुदत्त विश्नोई जी जैसे ईमानदार पुलिस अधिकारी को आत्महत्या जैसे कदम उठानें पर बाध्य करने वालो का खुलासा होना बेहद जरूरी है जिससे पुलिसकर्मी निर्भीक हो कार्य कर सकें।— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 28, 2020
मैं राजस्थान राज्य सरकार से इस मामले की त्वरित एवं निष्पक्ष जाँच हेतु इसे CBI को सौंपने की मांग करता हूँ। pic.twitter.com/fAODfdAHHp
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party demands CBI probe in SHO suicide case
Prior to Col Rajyavardhan Rathore, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party Wednesday also demanded a CBI probe in the suicide case of a police inspector, and handed over representations, addressed to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and administrative officials in all districts.
RLP convener and Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal said that the party workers handed over the representations in all the districts to press for the demand of a CBI inquiry. “The SHO was under political pressure and the state government should refer the case to CBI for investigation,” he said.
SHO suicide case: Political pressure alleged
Vishnudutt Vishnoi, who was posted as the SHO of Rajgarh police station in Churu, had committed suicide by hanging himself in his quarter on Saturday. As per reports, Vishnudutt Vishnoi was probing a murder case, for which he had to go to the police station at 3 AM in the night on Saturday. After that, he went to his quarter in the police station compound to sleep. But when he didn’t come out till 9 AM in the morning, people started doubting that something was wrong. His cook informed the police station about it. When police arrived at the quarter, they broke open the door and found Vishnoi hanging inside.
The SHO had written a suicide note addressed to the Churu SP in which he said that he was not being able to bear the pressure created around him.
Earlier Vishnoi had also sent messages to his lawyer friend Govardhan Singh on WhatsApp saying that he has been trapped in the whirlpool of dirty politics.
Now politics have heated up the issue, as it is alleged that a Congress leader is responsible for the pressure that the police officer was facing. It has been alleged that the SHO was under pressure from Congress MLA Krishna Poonia, which led to his suicide.