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Pooja Chavan case: Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Rathod’s name crops up

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Pooja Chavan, a Tik Tok star who hailed from Parli Vaijnath in Beed district, died after falling from a building in Pune’s Hadapsar area on February 8

According to Wanwadi police who have registered a case of accidental death, there was no suicide note. However, some social media posts claimed that she was in a relationship with Rathod. After her death, audio clips of her purported conservation with two persons went viral.

On Friday, Fadnavis said his office received these 12 clips of conversation between two persons linked to the woman’s death, and he had forwarded them to the Director General of Police.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said the Maharashtra Police should take suo motu action over the alleged suicide of a 22-year-old woman in Pune, Pooja Chavan, and questioned whether the police are under some kind of pressure in connection with the case.

BJP leaders Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, Kirit Somaiya, and others are also mounting pressure on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. They have also demanded the arrest of Shiv Sena MLA and Maharashtra Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that an investigation would be carried out into the allegations against Rathod. “We have been hearing about allegations from different quarters. We have taken note of everything and given directions for an investigation into the matter. However, attempts to destroy careers of individuals, which had been made in some past cases, will not be allowed in this case,” Thackeray said, adding that action would be taken as per the law.

Sanjay Rathod was sworn in as the Forest Minister in the Mahavikas Aghadi government. When Yavatmal district was under Congress, Sanjay Rathod joined Shiv Sena. He won the 2014 assembly election with a record margin of 79864, the second-highest in Maharashtra.

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