Nashik: Union Minister of State for Home
Gurudas Kamat on Friday visited the house of slain Additional
Collector Yashwant Sonawane here to express condolences to his
family and said the Centre would consider ordering a CBI
investigation into the officer`s murder.
"If the Maharashtra government requests for a CBI probe,
the Central government will think about it," he told reporters
after the visit.
Sonawane`s wife Vijaya had yesterday demanded a CBI probe
into her husband`s brutal murder.
Leader of Opposition in State Legislative Council and BJP
leader Pandurang Phundkar also paid a visit to Sonawane`s
residence and demanded the resignation of State PWD minister
Chaggan Bhujbal, who is also the district guardian minister.
Phundkar criticised the state government in failing to
contain major adulteration in petroleum products and said
Bhujbal should step down on moral grounds.
The 42-year-old Malegaon Additional Collector was set on
fire allegedly by the oil mafia at Manmad here on January 25
at a roadside dhaba.