Sushant Singh Rajput case: Parth Pawar is immature; Sharad Pawar on grand-nephew's demand for CBI probe

Salil Urunkar
Wednesday, 12 August 2020

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has termed Parth Pawar, son of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, as immature whose views are not taken seriously

Pune: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar has termed Parth Pawar, son of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, as immature whose views are not taken seriously. Sharad Pawar’s remarks came on the background of Parth’s demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) death case.

The state government headed by Shiv Sena Party Chief Uddhav Thackeray has opposed the CBI takeover of the SSR death case. Sharad Pawar’s NCP is also a partner in the government and the Home Ministry is with the party with MLA Anil Deshmukh heading it. Some politicians have also alleged that a ‘yuva neta’ of Shiv Sena is allegedly involved in SSR death case.

About a fortnight ago, Parth had met Deshmukh seeking reinvestigation into Sushant’s death. Parth has also urged Deshmukh to hand over the case to CBI for investigation considering the mood of the nation. In his letter, Parth said, “I have received many emails, messages and phone calls from the youth of states like Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh seeking my intervention in this matter. I understand that the youth of this nation demands a logical and fair closure of this case so that justice is delivered to Sushant. I, therefore, join my voice with millions of youngsters of our country, to humbly urge you to consider referring the said enquiry to CBI.”

When asked about this letter and demand of Parth, Sharad Pawar said, he has faith in Mumbai police and if someone still wants CBI investigation in the case then he won’t oppose it. “We attach absolutely no importance to what my grandnephew says. He is immature...Pawar said to mediapersons after his meeting with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.

Sharad Pawar denied comments on the allegations levelled against the Maharashtra government in connection with the case.

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