Goa Police Visits Sonali Phogat’s Personal Assistant’s Residence In Haryana

It is the fifth day when the Goa Police team is conducting investigation in Haryana. (File)


As part of their investigation into the death of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sonali Phogat, a Goa police team visited her personal assistant Sudhir Sangwan’s house in Haryana’s Rohtak.

The Goa police team reached Sudhir Sangwan’s residence on Sunday and made some enquiries there before leaving for Gurugram to conduct further investigation, sources said.

The probe into her death had led to the arrest of Sudhir Sangwan, another aide Sukhwinder Singh and three others by the Goa Police.

In Gurugram, Sudhir Sangwan had a rented a flat where the Goa Police will be conducting further investigation.

Sonali Phogat’s family members have been sticking to their demand for a CBI probe into her death, which is being treated as a case of murder.

Some family members of Sonali Phogat, including her nephew Moninder, have said they will file a petition before a court seeking a CBI probe into the case if the Goa government does not recommend investigation by the premier investigating agency.

It is the fifth day when the Goa Police team is conducting investigation in Haryana.

The team had reached Hisar on Wednesday in connection with the probe as part of which they had visited Sonali Phogat’s farmhouse and house in Sant Nagar. They had also collected bank and property details of Sonali Phogat and Sudhir Sangwan.

Sources said the Goa Police is also assessing the property, including land, which is in her name and trying to find out if there is any property angle involved in the case.

Some relatives had earlier alleged that Sonali Phogat’s associate Sudhir Sangwan was eyeing her property.

Sonali Phogat, 43, whose death is being treated as a case of murder, had died some hours after her arrival in Goa in August.

Ms Phogat and her aides had partied at a restaurant the on the night of August 22.

Ms Phogat, a former TikTok star and contestant on the reality TV show “Bigg Boss”, was brought dead to a hospital in North Goa district on August 23, a day after her arrival in the coastal state.

Her two aides Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh have been charged with murder by police.

Sonali Phogat was administered methamphetamine, and some left-over drug was recovered from the restaurant’s washroom, police had said earlier.

A week ago, the Haryana government had written to the Goa government requesting it to recommend a CBI probe into the case.

Haryana’s move came after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s assurance to her family members.

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