New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said that actor and BJP member Sonali Phogat’s death case will be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation, if necessary after all the required formalities, reported news agency ANI. The Chief Minister said that Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has requested a thorough investigation in the case and wants the CBI to take over the case.
“Haryana CM Khattar spoke with me and requested a thorough investigation into the case. He wants the CBI to take over the case after family members met him in person and requested the same,” Sawant told the news agency in an interview.
Showing his support for the investigation and giving a green signal for the same, the Goa CM said that, if needed, his government will transfer the case to the federal probe agency for further investigation.
“I don’t have an issue with it. After all, formalities today, if required, I will give this case to CBI,” said the Goa CM on actor and BJP leader Sonali Phogat’s murder.
The Anjuna police nabbed a drug peddler earlier making a fifth arrest in connection with the case.
On Saturday, CM Khattar assured a CBI investigation into Sonali Phogat’s death to her family members, said her sister Rupesh after meeting the Chief Minister in Chandigarh.
The Haryana government will write to the Goa government seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of BJP leader Sonali Phogat after her family met with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in this regard, informing the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Saturday.
Family members of the deceased BJP leader Sonali Phogat met CM Khattar at his residence.
Goa Police on Saturday arrested two more persons in connection with the murder case of BJP leader Sonali Phogat, said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jivba Dalvi. The two arrested persons have been identified as Edwin Nunes, owner of Curlies Beach Shack in Anjuna, and also a suspected drug peddler Dattprashad Gaonkar.
The Police said that the investigation revealed that the drugs were supplied by a person named Dattaprasad Gaonkar who was working as a room boy in Hotel Grand Leoney Resort in Anjuna where the accused persons and the deceased lady were staying. Further investigation is in progress.