New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India, issues notice to Maharashtra Government on Thursday to reply on the alleged mob lynching of three people, including two seers, at Palghar District in the state in April.
The bench, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, in a hearing through video conferencing, addressed the plea and issued a notice to the state in the context of mob lynching.
On 16 April, two sadhus and their driver, headed towards Surat to attend a funeral, were stopped at Palghar and dragged out their car and beaten to death on suspicion that they were thieves.
Advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the apex court seeking a court monitored probe or transfer of the Palghar case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), alleging that the investigation carried out by the state police was complicit.
Another plea, seeking a probe by NIA into the incident has been filed by Ganshyam Upadhyay.
The Maharashtra government opposed the plea stating that similar cases were pending in the Bombay High Court.
Source : PTI News