Sonali Phogat case: Goa govt will submit action taken report to Haryana CM, says Sawant

Phogat (43) was brought dead to a hospital in North Goa on August 23, a day after arriving in the coastal state with two of her male companions.

PTIUpdated: Monday, August 29, 2022, 05:11 PM IST
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Sonali Phogat case: Goa govt will submit action taken report to Haryana CM, says CM Pramod Sawant | File

The Goa government will submit an Action Taken Report (ATR) in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sonali Phogat murder case to the Haryana government, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday.

Sawant told reporters that the Goa Police is investigating the case in the right direction.

"I would like to say that Goa police have so far done a good investigation," the chief minister said.

He said the ATR will be submitted to the Haryana chief minister and the Director General of Police.

Phogat (43), a former Tik Tok star from Hisar in Haryana and a contestant on the reality TV show "Big Boss", was brought dead to a hospital in North Goa on August 23, a day after arriving in the coastal state with two of her male companions.

Sawant on Sunday said his government was ready to hand over the Phogat death probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), if required.

He had also said that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had spoken to him requesting a detailed investigation into the case.

Police have so far arrested five people including Phogat's male associates Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Singh, the purported owner of Curlies Restaurant Edwin Nunes, and drug peddlers - Dattaprasad Gaonkar and Ramakant Mandrekar.

Singh and Sagwan have been booked on the charge of murder.

Phogat, Singh, and Sagwan had partied at the Curlies restaurant at Anjuna in North Goa hours before her death.

According to the prosecution, Nunes is the owner of the Curlies restaurant where Phogat and her aides had partied on the intervening night of August 22 and 23.

Phogat was administered methamphetamine, and some left-over drug was recovered from the restaurant's washroom, a senior police officer had said.

All five accused are currently in the custody of Goa Police.

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