18 Cops Punished, Maharashtra Police Tells Supreme Court in Palghar Lynching Case
Three people, including two seers, were allegedly lynched by a mob this April.
The Maharashtra Police, with regards to the Palghar mob lynching case, has told the Supreme Court that 18 delinquent cops from its force have been punished till now. The police have said this in an affidavit that was filed in the apex court in response to various petitions seeking a probe in the case. On April 16, a mob from the Gadchinchale village in Maharashtra’s Palghar district had lynched three people and two among them were seers from the ‘Shri Panch Dashban Juna Akhara.’
The affidavit has been filed by Vinayak, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Maharashtra Police. In it, he says “I say that after completion of the departmental inquiry against the delinquent police personnel, Special Inspector General of Police, Konkan range has issued show-cause notices dated July 27, to police personnel.” The affidavit also says that among the 18 cops who have been awarded varying punishments, some have even been dismissed from service and some have been compulsorily retired.
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