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BJP demands CBI probe in Sonawane killing case

mumbai Updated: Feb 02, 2011 21:38 IST
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Maharashtra BJP demanded CBI probe into the murder of additional collector Yashwant Sonawane at the hands of adulteration mafia.

A delegation of BJP leaders led by Eknath Khadse met the Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Wednesday and put forward the demand.

Khadse also demanded a white paper on externment cases in recent years.

"The local police and bureaucrats are hand in gloves with mafia. It is difficult to expect unbiased inquiry from the state police, so we demanded a CBI probe at the meeting with the Governor," Khadse said.

The BJP leader also demanded a white paper from the Government on cases where externment orders were withdrawn, in last three years.

The prime accused in Sonawane case, Popat Shinde, had been externed, but later his externment was reduced by six months.

"About 85% of externment orders get revoked due to political pressure, or lack of strong charges. The Government should give all the information about externment cases (through white paper)", Khadse said.