Demand for fresh probe into Capt Kohli`s death rejected

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 21:45

New Delhi: Government Wednesday rejected the
demand for a fresh probe into the death of Captain Sumit Kohli made by his family and said the Army probe had found that the officer had committed suicide.

The officer`s family had met Defence Minister A K
Antony in August to request a CBI probe into his death.

"The issues in this regard raised by the officer`s
family have already been investigated and the inquiry report
along with necessary documents pertaining to investigations,
as demanded by his family have been handed over to them to
clear doubts.

"No further inquiry is found necessary in this
matter," the Defence Minister said in reply to a query in
Rajya Sabha.

He added that it was found that the officer had
committed suicide by shooting himself in Kupwara on April 30,
2006 during his deployment in the counter-insurgency
operations.
Capt Kohli was found dead with gunshot wounds at his
room in military residential facility in Lolab.
It had been just two months since he had won the
country`s third highest peacetime gallantry medal and his
sudden death had shocked his family and enraged them,
particularly because the Army had claimed that it was suicide
due to family troubles.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 21:45

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