PANAJI: The Aam Aadmi Party has questioned the BJP Govt and CM Pramod Sawant for trying to create a narrative that there was no foul play in the death of the BJP leader and social media influencer Sonali Phogat.
State President Adv. Amit Palekar, a criminal lawyer himself, said there appears to be undue haste by the Police and the CM to rule out any criminal angle to the demise, especially in the wake of her own family raising serious questions about the circumstances of Sonali’s death.
“The victim’s family has filed a written complaint suspecting rape and murder and has even named the suspects, including her assistant. The victim’s sister has stated that Sonali felt uneasy after her meal and told the sister that “something fishy was going on”. The victim’s brother has claimed that Goa Police is not cooperating with the family. On what basis is the CM certifying “cardiac arrest” as the cause of death when the family has confirmed that the victim was physically fit and suspects foul play? Why is Sawant ignoring the appeal for justice by the 15-year-old daughter of the victim?”, Palekar demanded to know.
Vice-President Adv. Surel Tilve said that law & order under CM Sawant had collapsed so much that BJP’s own leader cannot get justice.
“Besides being a well-known personality, Phogat was a national leader of the BJP, has held many important positions such as National Vice-President of its Mahila Morcha and In-charge of the party’s Scheduled Tribe Wing in Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh. What are the Police and Home ministers trying to hide? Why is Sawant ignoring the family’s demand for a CBI investigation? Is the CBI to be used only to target AAP ministers in fake cases?”, Tilve charged.