CBI sources said the Union Home Ministry has recommended handing over the case to the agency and the CBI has given consent to take over the probe.

The CBI is all set to take over the probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident in New Delhi.

CBI sources said the Union Home Ministry has recommended handing over the case to the agency and the CBI has given consent to take over the probe.

The matter will now be sent to the Department of Personnel and Training, under the Prime Minister’s Office, which will issue a formal notification after which the CBI will take over the FIR registered by the Delhi Police in this connection.

Munde was on his way to Indira Gandhi Airport on June 3, 2014 when his car was hit by another vehicle at Prithviraj road-Tughlak road roundabout in the heart of the capital.

Munde died due to shock and haemorrhage following injuries to his neck and liver after the road accident.

The Delhi Police had registered a case against 32-year-old driver Gurvinder Singh whose car hit Munde’s vehicle resulting in fatal injuries.

BJP leaders from Maharashtra including former party president Nitin Gadkari had sought a CBI inquiry into the death.

“It is Maharashtra’s public opinion that Munde’s death be probed by CBI,” said State BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis, who along with Mr. Gadkari met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday in this regard.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar had also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a CBI probe into the incident to bring out the “facts” and assuage the feelings of the BJP leader’s supporters.

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