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Sonali Phogat death: CBI team arrives in Goa for investigation

Sonali Phogat case: The agency will be visiting the Anjuna police station and other spots related to the case in North Goa, the senior official said.

Abhro Banerjee Edited By: Abhro Banerjee @AbhroBanerjee1 New Delhi Published on: September 16, 2022 16:05 IST
BJP leader Sonali Phogat was found dead in a hotel in Goa.
Image Source : SONALI PHOGAT INSTAGRAM BJP leader Sonali Phogat was found dead in a hotel in Goa.

Sonali Phogath death case: A Central Bureau of Investigation team has arrived in Goa to probe the mysterious death of Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat. The BJP leader was found dead in a mysterious condition last month, said an official said. The state police is likely to handover all the case-related documents to CBI. A forensic team has also arrived with the central agency. 

The agency will be visiting the Anjuna police station and other spots related to the case in North Goa, the senior official said. The Goa police have arrested five persons in connection with Phogat's death. While two were held on the charge of murder, three others were arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The police official said that the CBI will be given all the documents related to the case. Phogat, who was from Hisar in Haryana, was brought dead to a hospital in Goa in the intervening night of August 22-23 after heavy partying at Curlies restaurant at Anjuna beach. 

A former Tik Tok star and a contestant on the reality TV show "Big Boss", 43-year old Phogat had arrived in Goa with two of her male aides - Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh - a day before the incident, officials have said.

The CBI, which has taken over the probe into the case, has re-registered the first information report (FIR) of Goa police.

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