Goa’s Curlies restaurant linked to Sonali Phogat’s death will soon be demolished for violating green rules
Panji: The ‘Curlies’ restaurant in Goa where actor and BJP leader Sonali Phogat was allegedly drugged will soon be demolished for breaching coastal zone standards.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday upheld the previous order from the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority to demolish the shack. The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has ordered the closure of all commercial activities in the form of nightclubs, bars and restaurants run by Edwin Nunes and Linet Nunes, both Curlies Restaurant and Night Club and guest house, St Michael Wado, Dando, Anjuna, Bardez-Goa.
Earlier on Thursday, a local court granted conditional bail to Curlies restaurant owner Edwin Nunes against a personal bond of Rs 30,000 and two sureties of Rs 15,000 each.
Barrister Kamalakant Poulekar, attorney for Edwin Nunes, said Nunes could not visit Curlies and needed to get permission before leaving Goa.
Meanwhile, Goa Police visited various locations on Sunday in the case of the alleged murder of BJP politician Sonali Phogat in Hisar district of Haryana.
“Teams have been to various locations according to allegations made by the late actor Rinku’s brother, including property and other issues. Our team is traveling to all of these locations, interviewing local witnesses and trying to obtain information that could help us reach a conclusion.” Goa Police Director General Jaspal Singh informed.
Sonali Phogat was pronounced dead at St Anthony’s Hospital in Anjuna in North Goa on August 23. An autopsy report revealed blunt force injuries on his body, following which the Goa Police filed a murder case.
On Friday, Goa Police visited Sant Nagar de Phogat residence in Hisar district of Haryana and seized three newspapers. Sonali’s password-protected room, wardrobe and locker were inspected by the police search team. The police also sealed Sonali Phogat’s residence locker. Phogat’s PA and his associate were arrested after police accessed CCTV footage in which the trio were seen partying at a club.
Expressing their displeasure with the investigation by the Goa Police into the Sonali Phogat death case, her family will approach the Goa High Court to demand an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case .
Sonali Phogat’s family had met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over the case and demanded a CBI investigation. The Chief Minister had taken over the CBI investigation. However, being dissatisfied with the ongoing investigation, the family decided to take their claim to the Goa High Court.
Speaking to ANI, Vikas Singh, the nephew of Sonali Phogat, who is also a lawyer for her family, said that they have written to India’s Chief Justice UU Lalit for a CBI investigation and that they would approach the Goa High Court with a written petition by Friday if they are not satisfied with the High Court’s response.
Earlier, Goa Police said Sonali Phogat was forcibly drugged by her two associates who were arrested after being named as defendants in the case.
Haryana Police have arrested a man after family accused him of taking a laptop and mobile phone from the late BJP leader’s farm. Haryana Police have recovered the items following which questioning is ongoing.
Sonali Phogat, who rose to fame with her TikTok videos, contested the 2019 elections in Haryana as a BJP candidate but lost to then Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi (he has since joined the BJP) . She also appeared on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2020. (ANI)