Former CBI chief, Nagaland governor dies by suicide in Shimla

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Ex-CBI Director and former Governor of Manipur and Nagaland Ashwani Kumar has died by suicide.

Mr. Kumar was found hanging at his residence in Shimla, SP Shimla Mohit Chawla has informed, IndiaTv reported.

A team of police personnel, health officials from Shimla’s Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital was rushed to Ashwani Kumar’s home as soon as they received the news.

Mr. Kumar former Central Bureau of Investigation Director was 69 years old.

He had also served as Himachal Pradesh DGP and was sworn in as the 17th Governor of Nagaland back in 2013.
Mr. Kumar also had briefly served as Governor of Manipur during the same year.

Ashwani Kumar, who worked in various positions in CBI and elite SPG, hailed from Nahan, a small hill town, in Himachal Pradesh. He completed his doctorate from the Himachal Pradesh University.

He was the DGP of Himachal Pradesh from August 2006 to July 2008 and served as CBI Director between 2 August 2008 and 30 November 2010

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