SC Asks Maharashtra Govt To Revert On A Plea Seeking NIA Probe Into Palghar Mob Lynching Incident

The Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra government to file their response on a petition seeking a probe in the Palghar mob lynching incident.

Neel Raju Nalawade

June 11, 2020

National

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The Supreme Court has asked Maharashtra government and other authorities to file their response on a petition seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Palghar mob lynching incident where two sadhus and their driver who were travelling from Kandivali to Gujarat, were beaten to death by villagers in Gadchinchle of Palghar, as they suspected them of being thieves. According to ANI, the plea filed by Mahant Swami Shraddhanand Saraswati and six other sadhus of the Juna Akhara and one other person named Ghanashyam Upadhyay raised their concern over the mob lynching incident and sought an NIA probe in the matter.

On the other hand, the state government has opposed the plea claiming that many similar matters are already pending before the Bombay High Court. A petition is also pending before the Bombay High Court seeking directions to transfer the investigation into the incident to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or alternatively constitute a special investigation team (SIT) monitored by the court for the same.

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