CBI to take over probe into Munde’s death

Updated - November 17, 2021 11:04 am IST

Published - June 11, 2014 01:49 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Following a recommendation from the Union Home Ministry, the Central Bureau of Investigation will soon take over the investigation into the death of the former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident here on June 3.

Although the Ministry recommended the investigation, a notification in this regard is yet to be issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.

Earlier, in view of the demands raised by the late Minister’s supporters for such an investigation, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that a final call would be taken by the Prime Minister.

On Tuesday, Mr. Gadkari met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, along with Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis, on the issue. Munde was on his way to board a flight when his car was hit by another vehicle.

The Delhi Police arrested the driver of the other car involved in the accident, Gurvinder Singh, and registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving.

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