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Sonali Phogat Murder case: MHA recommends CBI probe in death of Sonali Phogat murder case after CM Pramod Sawant demand

On Monday, The Ministry of Home Affairs recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the Sonali Phogat murder case, according to the report. Earlier today, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had recommended a CBI probe into the matter.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Monday, The Ministry of Home Affairs recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the Sonali Phogat murder case, according to the report. Earlier today, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had recommended a CBI probe into the matter.

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said that the government would write to the Union Home Ministry requesting it to hand over the Sonali Phogat death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Phogat (43), a BJP leader from Haryana’s Hisar, died in Goa last month. It is suspected that he may have been murdered. Sonali’s family members had demanded a CBI inquiry into her death from the very beginning.

Sawant told reporters in Panaji that the Goa Police has done a “very good investigation” into the matter and has found some leads. “But due to the demand of the people of Haryana and Sonali Phogat’s daughter, we have decided to write a letter to the Union Home Ministry requesting it to hand over the investigation of the matter to the CBI,” he said. “I will personally write a letter to the Union Home Ministry,” he said.

Goa Police had arrested five persons in connection with the case, out of which two persons are associates of Phogat. The police have registered a case against both of them on charges of murder. Let us tell you that Sonali Phogat was declared dead on August 23 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Anjuna, North Goa. Earlier the cause of his death was stated to be a heart attack. However, a murder case was later registered by the Goa Police after injury marks were found on the body in the post-mortem report.

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