Palghar mob lynching: Amit Shah seeks report from Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, CID to take over investigation, 100 people arrested and 2 policemen suspended

20 April, 2020 | Priyanka Sharma

Amit Shah National

Palghar mob lynching: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to submit a report on Palghar mob lynching case. About 100 people have been arrested and 2 policemen ha...

In the Palghar mob incident, Home Minister Amit Shah has asked Maharastra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to submit a report. Addressing the situation at hand, Uddhav Thackeray briefed the media today that 2 policemen have been suspended and ADG CID Crime Atul Kulkarni has been appointed to investigate the case. About 100 people have been arrested, including 5 main accused. Denying the reports of a communal angle, Thackeray confirmed that he had a word with Home Minister Amit Shah today morning.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also requested Maharastra CM Uddhav Thackeray to take strict action against culprits. In a few videos that are now going viral, a mob of villagers can be seen beating 3 men with sticks, stones and other objects while police is seen running to ensure their own safety.

The incident took place on Friday, April 17 and the deceased have been identified have been identified as two Sadhus named Kalpush Giri and Chikne Maharaj, who were accompanied by their driver Nilesh Telgade, while on their way to Surat to attend a funeral. The villagers allegedly stopped their car on the way and unleashed their fury on the 3 men, mistaking them to be thieves.

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After an uproar on social media against the incident, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had tweeted that the Palghar incident has been acted upon. All those accused who attacked the 2 sadhus, 1 driver and police personnel were arrested on the day of crime itself. He added that the culprits of this heinous and shameful act will not be spared and justice will be guaranteed in strongest way possible.

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Meanwhile, State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had earlier shared on Twitter that he has ordered on a high level inquiry on this matter. He further warned against instigating communal hatred in the society or on social media. In the tweet, he said that the ones who attacked and those who died were not from different religions. He has ordered Maharashtra police and the state’s cyber cell to take action against miscreants.

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