SHIMLA/NEW DELHI :
FORMER CBI Director and Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar was found hanging at his residence in Shimla on Wednesday, officials said. Kumar became CBI Director in 2008, succeeding Vijay Shanker, in the midst of the agency’s probe into the Aarushi Talwar murder case that hogged the headlines. Kumar later became Governor of Nagaland, they said.
He was presently Vice Chancellor of a private university in Shimla, they said. The body of Kumar, a 1973-batch IPS officer, was found hanging at his residence in Shimla on Wednesday evening, they said. The 69-year-old, survived by his wife and son, is remembered by his former colleagues and even the present officers as a perfect soft-spoken gentleman who always wore a graceful smile. Kumar, a 1973-batch IPS officer, was a surprise announcement for the post of the Director CBI in August 2008.