CBI Questions Rajasthan Congress MLA Krishna Poonia In Cop's Suicide Case

Vishnudutt Vishnoi's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his residence on May 23, officials said.

CBI Questions Rajasthan Congress MLA Krishna Poonia In Cop's Suicide Case

Krishna Poonia represents the Sadulpur constituency in Rajasthan (File)

New Delhi:

The CBI on Monday questioned Olympian and Rajasthan Congress MLA Krishna Poonia in connection with the alleged suicide by Station House Officer of Rajgarh, Vishnudutt Vishnoi, in Churu district, officials said.

Vishnudutt Vishnoi's body was found hanging from the ceiling of his residence on May 23, they said.

The Rajasthan Government had handed over the probe to the CBI in the case.

Two suicide notes were recovered from Mr Vishnoi -- one addressed to his parents and the other to the Superintendent of Police of the district.

In the suicide note to the police, Mr Vishnoi had said he was not able to bear the pressure put on him. In his suicide note, he had also said that he tried to give his best to the Rajasthan Police.

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A screenshot of a purported WhatsApp chat that Vishnudutt Vishnoi had with one of his activist friends, in which the police officer talked about being trapped in dirty politics, had also gone viral.

The leaders of the BJP and the BSP have alleged that the officer, who was known for his honesty and hardwork, was being pressured by Congress MLA Krishna Poonia, a charge that she has denied.

Krishna Poonia represents the Sadulpur constituency in Rajasthan.

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