New Delhi: The counsel of Sonali Phogat has sent a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit. The letter seeks that the Central Bureau of Probe (CBI) should take over the investigation into the death of Sonali Phogat.
Advocate Vineet Jindal has sent a letter to the CJI regarding the death of the BJP-leader Sonali Phogat while she was in Goa.
Sonali Phogat passed away in Goa on August 23 in suspicious circumstances, and the state police later detained two individuals, including her personal assistant who had travelled with her to the coastal state, on suspicion of murder, according to her attorney.
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What is written in the letter?
“Therefore, by this letter petition, it is prayed to the Court to give directions to the Government of Goa to transfer the investigation of the matter from Goa police to CBI to find out if there is a larger conspiracy behind the killing of Sonali Phogat,” the lawyer wrote in his letter.
“The investigation of the present killing is not limited to Goa Police only as this could be a larger conspiracy and needs to be investigated in other states, which need to be done by some agency who can investigate this matter without any obstruction or legal complications, which can be done by CBI only which is having a free hand to investigate cases without any obstruction in any state in India,” the letter added.
Post mortem changed the heart-attack angle
The letter said Phogat’s death was earlier ruled as a heart attack due to no visible injuries but the post-mortem report revealed that she had suffered “multiple blunt force injuries”.
“It was also confirmed by police officials that she was drugged by someone before her killing but the important issues are still unclear as Goa Police is yet to ascertain the motive behind Sonali Phogat’s murder and who others are involved in her killing,” the letter said.
Sonali Phogat fought from BJP
It noted that Phogat was a BJP leader in her native state Haryana and fought assembly election on the BJP ticket.
“Sonali is also a popular star among the public, because of the statues and political engagements of Sonali Phogat, it cannot be ruled out if this killing could have some bigger conspiracy which can be found out only when the investigation is done in a larger
manner,” the letter said.