PANAJI: The Goa Congress has strongly demanded a thorough probe in death of BJP leader Sonali Phogat in Anjuna.
GPCC preaident Amit Patkar said that the family members of Sonali Phogat alleging foul play raises the needle of suspicion on the dirty internal power struggles of the party claiming high moral pedestal as Sonali was a high profile BJP functionary.
“That Goa continuously gets projected as an unsafe tourist destination is another matter. With the growing politicisation of crime, police and otherwise autonomous investigative agencies under BJP rule, it is challenging to expect a fair investigation,” he said.
Goa Congress leader and former secretary of AICC, Girish Chodankar, on Wednesday, demanded a fair probe into the death of BJP leader and TikTok star Sonali Phogat, stating that Goa ministers should not pressurise the doctors to compromise the autopsy report.
Social media influencer, actor and Haryana BJP leader Phogat (42) reportedly died of cardiac arrest here on Tuesday morning.
“I strongly demand a fair probe into Sonali Phogat’s death case. Goa CM Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Viswajit Rane shouldn’t pressurise the doctors of Goa Medical College to compromise the autopsy report as her family members also suspect foul play,” said Chodankar, who’s also a former president of Goa Congress.
He said the state government should give a free hand to the police and doctors for a fair probe.
“We must give a clear signal to the tourists visiting Goa about their safety so that our tourism industry does not suffer,” Chodankar said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said on Wednesday afternoon that the state police are thoroughly investigating the death Phogat