Palghar lynching: SC asks Maha govt to file standing report on inquiry towards policemen

New Delhi, August 6

The Supreme Court Thursday requested the Maharashtra authorities to apprise it of the inquiry and motion taken towards the errant police personnel within the alleged lynching of three individuals, together with two seers, in Palghar district in April.

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy requested the state authorities to additionally file the cost sheet earlier than it, saying it wish to study the report.

Solicitor common Tushar Mehta, showing for the Centre, mentioned media studies recommend that the Charge sheets filed within the case comprised greater than 10,000 pages.

He mentioned whether or not there have been any policemen concerned within the offence or was there any dereliction of responsibility calling for disciplinary motion, that must be thought-about by the court docket.

The bench posted the matter after three weeks.

On June 11, the highest court docket had sought a response from the state authorities on two petitions looking for separate probes by the CBI and the NIA into the alleged lynching. 

The bench was listening to petitions together with the one filed by sadhus of ‘Shri Panch Dashban Juna Akhara’ and relations of the deceased seers.  

Their plea alleged the investigation by the state police was being performed in a biased method. 

The different plea, looking for an NIA probe into the incident, has been filed by Ghanshyam Upadhyay. 

Besides the Maharashtra authorities, one of many petitions has arrayed the Centre, CBI and the director-general of police of Maharashtra as respondents within the matter. 

The three victims from Kandivali in Mumbai have been travelling in a automotive to attend a funeral at Surat in Gujarat amid the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown when their car was stopped they usually have been attacked and killed by a mob in Gadchinchile village on the night time of April 16 within the presence of police. 

The victims have been recognized as Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri, 70, Sushil Giri Maharaj, 35, and Nilesh Telgade, 30, who was driving the car. 

While listening to a separate plea looking for a CBI probe within the case, the highest court docket had on May 1 directed the Maharashtra authorities to submit a standing report on the investigation within the matter. 

The plea filed by ‘sadhus’ of ‘Shri Panch Dashban Juna Akhara’ has sought switch of the probe to the CBI, claiming that there’s “reasonable apprehension of bias” if Maharashtra police proceed with the investigation.

“Several video clippings have emerged on social media and news reports which very clearly demonstrate the active involvement of the police present, who can be seen handing over the three persons to the unlawful assembly of persons gathered,” the plea has claimed. The police have arrested over 100 individuals in reference to the case. PTI

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