New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court by a concerned Indian citizen Shashank Shekhar Jha demanding that the Apex Court of India orders either a Judicial Commission, SIT or CBI probe into the mob lynching of three people, two of whom were Hindu Sadhus at Palghar, Maharashtra.
The SC has accepted the petition and has issued notice to Maharashtra government seeking its response in four weeks.
The petitioner has also demanded that the Apex Court monitors the probe
On April 16, 2020 two Hindu Sadhus revered as Saints, along with their driver were travelling from Mumbai to Surat to attend the funeral of their Guru Mahant Ram Giriji.
The two Sadhus were associated with the Shri Panchdashnaam Jaana Akhada. Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri aged 70 years and Sushilgiri Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri aged 35 years.
According to informed sources, their car was stopped by a mob of over 200 people while they were passing Gadhchinchale Village. The mob overturned the car and started pelting stones. Around 11 pm, the local police were informed and reached the location of the mob violence. The local police took the two Hindu Sadhus and driver into their custody.
Shockingly as seen in a video that went viral on social media, the local police led the three in custody out of the police station and the mob brutally attacked the two Hindu Sadhus and driver with stick, rods and knives, killing them on the spot in front of the local police that failed to act against the mob