Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday ordered a probe by the state police`s Crime Investigation Department (CID) into the death of former MLC and prominent Maratha quota leader Vinayak Mete in a road accident, said an official.
Mete (52), who headed the Maratha outfit Shiv Sangram Sanghatna, was killed after a vehicle hit his car on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Sunday last.
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The former Legislative Council member, a staunch supporter of reservation in government jobs and education for the Maratha community, was on his way to
Mumbai to attend a meeting on the quota issue when he met with the fatal accident.
Soon after the car crash, Shinde had assured Mete`s supporters that there would be a thorough investigation into the matter.
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