The Centre has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the case of Sonali Phogat’s murder. The CBI will launch an FIR shortly.
It was the Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant who sought for an investigation by the CBI.
Sonali Phogat who was a BJP leader in Haryana died a mysterious death while she was in Goa in the end of August. Her death is treated as a murder case. According to autopsy reports, there were many blunt injuries on her body. The Goa police had stated that Sonali was forcibly drugged by her two associates.
Five people including her personal assistant and his associate have been arrested in the case so far. and are in judicial custody.
The CBI will now take over the FIR , case diary and documents related to the case from the Goa police.