Gopinath Munde


THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday formally took over the probe into the death of the Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde. The BJP leader was died in road accident in Delhi.

Speaking to ABI, CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad confirmed that a case has been registered by the CBI after it took over the probe from Delhi Police. “The home ministry recommended handing over of the case to the CBI after a number of political leaders demanded a CBI probe,” she said.

The incident occurred on June 3 when popular backward class leader from Maharashtra, Gopinath Munde was on his way to Indira Gandhi Airport. His car was hit by another vehicle at the Prithviraj Road-Tughlak Road.

According to medical report Munde died due to shock and hemorrhage following injuries to his neck and liver in the road accident. Delhi Police had registered a case against 32-year-old Gurvinder Singh, the driver whose car hit Munde’s vehicle.

In view of demands made by several political leaders, the Centre recently recommended a CBI probe into Munde’s death.

Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, BJP chief Maharashtra Eknath Khadse, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar even the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan had pressed for a Central probe into a possible conspiracy angle to the mishap in which Munde died. Pankaja Munde the daughter of Gopinath Munde spoken to regarding the CBI inquiry to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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