SC Issues Notice In A Plea Seeking NIA And CBI Probe In Palghar Lynching Case

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre, the State of Maharashtra, DGP and CBI in a plea seeking NIA and CBI probe in Palghar Lynching case.

The bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice MR Shah and Justice V Ramasubramanium was hearing a petition filed by Mahant Shradhananad Saraswati and six other Sadhus of the Juna Akhara and Ghanshyam Upadhyay seeking CBI and NIA probe into the investigation of the Palghar Lyncing case alleging bias in the present investigation by the state authorities.

The State of Maharashtra opposed the plea contending that a similar plea is pending before the High Court of Bombay.

The victims, Sushil Giri, aged 35 years and Kalpavriksh Giri aged 70 years belonging to a sect of Sadhus, were going to attend a funeral when they along with their driver, Neelesh Telgade were attacked in Gadhchinchale village by an unruly mob on suspicion that they were thieves.

On April 19, the video of the attack on the deceased persons went viral on social media which showed that the police personnel were also present when the victims were being attacked.

The bench has list the matter after two weeks.

-India Legal Bureau