MUMBAI: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said he gives “absolutely no importance to his grand-nephew Parth Pawar’s recent demand for a CBI probe into the case of actor
‘s death, and also termed the young leader as ‘immature’.
Sharad Pawar also said he has faith in the Mumbai Police, but added that he will not oppose if someone still wants the central agency to investigate the case.
Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban
on June 14.
“We attach absolutely no importance to what my grand- nephew says. He is immature…I have clearly said that I have 100 per cent trust in the Maharashtra Police and Mumbai Police. But if someone still wants a CBI probe into it, then there is no reason to oppose that too,” the NCP chief told reporters here after a meeting with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
He was asked about the demand for a CBI probe in the case being made some people, including by his grand-nephew Parth Pawar.
Sharad Pawar said he does not want to respond to the allegations being levelled against the Maharashtra government in connection with the case.
“We feel sad if any person commits suicide. But I feel a bit surprised at the way it is being discussed (in the media), he added.
The NCP patriarch further said he had recently been to Satara where a farmer expressed surprise to him on the discussion in the media over Rajputs death.
“The farmer said he felt surprised at the way it (Rajputs death) is being discussed in the media. “He (the farmer) said 20 farmers committed suicide in Satara, but it was not even noted by media. So, I know what are the sentiments of the common people, Pawar added.
Parth Pawar, who lost last year’s Lok Sabha election from Maval seat in Maharashtra, is the son of the NCP president’s nephew and state deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.
On July 27, Parth Pawar met state home minister Anil Deshmukh demanding that the case of Rajput’s death be handed over to the CBI or a Special Investigation Team (SIT) be formed with forensic experts to probe the case.