MUMBAI: State home minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday announced an SIT probe into the suicide of seven-time MP Mohan Delkar in a Mumbai hotel last month after the opposition turned up the heat in the assembly demanding arrest of API Sachin Waze in the Mansukh Hiran murder case.
Deshmukh said Delkar had named Dadra and Nagar Haveli administrator Praful Khoda Patel in his suicide note. Patel was with BJP and had earlier served as minister of state for home in Gujarat when PM Modi was chief minister.
“In his suicide note, Delkar said he was facing harassment and insults from Patel, and he had threatened to destroy his image in society, which is why he was committing suicide,” said Deshmukh. He also said Delkar’s wife Kalaben and son Abhinav had written to him and made the same allegations.
Soon after the SIT probe was announced, Delkar’s family including his wife, son and daughter met CM Uddhav Thackeray, deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Deshmukh at the assembly. “They have reposed faith in the police and have asked for police protection because they face threats,” said Deshmukh.
Deshmukh also said that in his suicide note, Delkar also mentioned that though he was being harassed in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, he had chosen to commit suicide in Mumbai because he had faith in the MVA government.