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Palghar lynching: SC seeks detailed report from Maha govt

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed status report from the government of Maharashtra as well as other concerned authorities in alleged Palghar lynching case.

The court, however, refused to stay the ongoing investigation in the case.
The directions from the Apex Court came after hearing a petition filed by one Shashank Shekhar Jha, demanding detailed and impartial investigation into the brutal incident.

Seeking a detailed report from Maharashtra government, the Apex Court bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna noted that the incident was also a violation of lockdown rules imposed to curtail the spread of novel coronavirus.

Questions arose as to how the police allowed such a crowd to assemble? the Bench questioned and listed the matter for further hearing after four weeks.

Two Hindu seers and a driver were lynched by a mob in the Jawahar area in Palghar district last month. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has maintained that killings were the result of rumours being spread about thieves roaming the area and categorically rejected any communal angle. More than 100 people have arrested so far in connection with the case.

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