Maharashtra Govt Orders High Level Probe for Palghar Mob Lynching.

On Sunday, the Maharashtra government ordered a high-level probe in the Palghar mob lynching case in which 3 people were killed. 101 people involved in the killing have been confined by the police. Check out more details here.

by Monika

Updated: Apr 20, 2020 10:33 IST

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High-Level Inquiry for Crowd Crime in Palghar.

On Sunday, State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the Maharashtra government had ordered a high-level inquiry into the Palghar mob lynching in which three people were killed on Thursday night. He also warned against giving any communal gloss to the incident, since two of the three deceased were believed to be oracles.

The Home Minister said in a tweet from his handle @AnilDeshmukhNCP, "Police have detained 101 people involved in the killing of three Surat bound people in Palghar. I have also ordered a high-level inquiry into these killings".

Deshmukh also informed that the police are keeping a close eye on those who wanted to use this incident to create a breach in the society. He said in another tweet, "Those who attacked and who died in the Palghar mob killings are not from different religions. I have ordered Maharashtra police and @MahaCyber1 to take action against anyone instigating communal hatred in the society or on social media". He added #LawAndOrderAboveAll and ended his post.

The incident occurred when three men - Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70), Sushilgiri Maharaj (35), and their car driver Nilesh Telgade (30) from Kandivali in Mumbai were traveling towards Surat in a car to attend a funeral on Thursday night.

Their vehicle was intercepted in Palghar district, where the trio were dragged out of their car and beaten to death on suspicion that they were thieves.

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