5 Arrests So Far, 3 Accused Sent to 5-Day Police Custody

Goa (*5*) arrested another drug peddler in reference to alleged homicide of the BJP chief Sonali Phogat, taking the entire to 5. In the meantime, A Goa courtroom on Sunday remanded three of the accused arrested within the case to police custody for 5 days, officers stated.

The police produced the three accused – Edwin Nunes, who owns the Curlies restaurant in Goa, and two drug peddlers Dattaprasad Gaonkar and Ramakant Mandrekar – earlier than the courtroom in Panaji. In accordance to officers, Nunes had additionally moved an software for bail, however the courtroom rejected it.

The event comes because the probe into the loss of life of Phogat, a former Tik Tok star, intensified after a brand new video of the previous contestant on the fact present “Big Boss” emerged the place a person is seen holding Phogat as she struggled and limped to preserve her stability. The video, believed to have captured in the course of the last hours of Phogat’s life, reveals Phogat, wearing pink crop high and blue shorts, limping into the pub, holding on to the person for help. Phogat died on August 23, a day after her arrival in Goa.

The Haryana Authorities additionally indicated that they’d write to the Goa CM to permit the CBI to take over the probe into Phogat’s loss of life to which the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stated his authorities is prepared to hand over the probe to CBI if want be.

The fifth suspect was arrested on Saturday night time by the Anjuna police and was recognized as Rama alias Ramadas Mandrekar. He’s suspected to have equipped medication to one other peddler Dattaprasad Gaonkar, who’s already in police custody in reference to the case, an official instructed PTI.

In accordance to the police, Gaonkar had allegedly equipped medication to two different accused Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Singh, who had each accompanied Phogat on her Goa journey.

The Goa (*5*) had earlier arrested Phogat’s private assistant Sagwan, one other aide Sukhwinder Singh, proprietor of Curlies Restaurant Edwin Nunes and alleged drug peddler Dattaprasad Gaonkar. Whereas Singh and Sagwan are charged with homicide, Nunes and Gaonkar are booked underneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act.

The Goa (*5*) on Saturday confirmed that the BJP chief was given methamphetamine, a leisure drug, by her aides hours earlier than she died. Some left-over medication have been additionally recovered from the restaurant’s washroom, in accordance to Deputy Superintendent of (*5*) Jivba Dalvi.

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