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Demand for CBI Probe in Palghar Mob Lynching case intensifies

Swami Avdhesanand Giri of Juna Akhada has demanded a CBI investigation in the Palghar mob lynching case. Incidentally, on the night of April 16, two sadhus and their driver were killed by a mob in the Gadchinchile village in the presence of the police.

The Juna Akhada raised this demand as there was a lack of action on behalf of the Mumbai Police in this matter. Speaking to media Avdheshanand said, “There has been no action over the killing of ‘sadhus’ in Palghar. Mob killed the innocent sadhus with barbarity in front of the police. There is anger as justice has not been served. Like the Sushant Singh Rajput case, CBI must probe it. This is what religious groups and devotees want. The probe should be handed over to CBI.”

“Many religious organizations have demanded CBI investigation into the case. Saint communities across the world demanding justice for departed souls,” he added.

Patanjali-fame Yog Guru Ramdev also echoed Swami Avdhesanand’s voice. Guru Ramdev also demanded the CBI investigation in the Palghar mob lynching case. He also said that more than 90 days have passed and there is no concrete action that has been taken by the Mumbai Police.

The incident took place on the night of April 16 when the two sadhus were going to attend a funeral in Gujarat’s Surat. When they were crossing Gadchnchile village in the Palghar district, their vehicle was stopped and they were attacked and killed by a mob in the presence of police officers. The mod reacted to rumors that these Sadhus were actually the kidnappers and had kidnapped children to trade their organs. The mob pulled these sadhus out of their vehicle and attacked with sticks and rod and, apparently, killed them on the spot.

Though the Supreme Court has already ordered the Maharashtra Government to produce the charge sheets in the case. On August 6, a Supreme Court (SC) bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice R Subhash Reddy ordered the Maharashtra government to produce the charge sheets filed in the FIRs related to the Palghar mob lynching case. However, the Mumbai Police has, so far, not submitted any report in this case.

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