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No foul play in Gopinath Munde’s death: CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly ruled out any foul play in the death of former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde.

The CBI was given the responsibility of probing the reasons behind the death of Munde following demands made by a number of senior BJP leaders who had suspected foul play in the accident.

Munde died on June 3 this year after his car was hit by another vehicle in central Delhi while he was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to take a flight to Mumbai.

Union Health Minister Harshvardhan had then said that Munde had died of injuries to his cervical spine and liver.

He told media that Munde had also suffered minor physical injuries to his forehead, face and nose.

“The fracture of his cervical spine C1 and C2 cut off blood supply to his brain stem. This led to failures of his respiratory and cardiac centres. This was caused by the impact between the two cars at the accident site. There were also two to three tears in his liver, which led to collection of one-and-a-half to two litres of blood in his abdomen,” the minister had said then.

On June 10, Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Phadnavis had said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had agreed to the demand for a CBI probe into Munde’s death.

Phadnavis said and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had appraised Rajnath Singh about the people’s wishes regarding conduct of an investigation into the death.

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