NEW DELHI: A day after placing Mumbai police’s probe into the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput beneath the scanner, the Supreme Court docket on Thursday determined to scrutinise Maharashtra police’s two chargesheets within the Palghar ‘sadhu’ lynching case and […]
A petition on behalf of Juna Akhara, to which the lynched sadhus belonged, earlier than a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy stated Maharashtra police was complicit within the crime and the chargesheet would collapse throughout trial and all 126 accused would go scot-free. They’ve demanded a CBI probe into the April 16 incident wherein two ‘sadhus’ and their driver have been lynched within the presence of policemen.
Solicitor common Tushar Mehta stated, “It’s too severe a matter and when allegations of police complicity within the crime are being made, the state authorities shouldn’t have any hesitation in submitting the 2 chargesheets for scrutiny of the courtroom. If there’s complicity of policemen within the lynching, then it’s a case for CBI probe.”
Petitioner Sashank Shekhar Jha, Juna Akahara counsel Ashotosh Lohia and Balaji Srinivasan, in addition to petitioner in particular person Suhas Jha complained that the state authorities was not taking any motion towards the policemen who have been seen in a video, which went viral on social media, pushing the sadhus in direction of the lynch mob although 4 months had handed.
The bench requested the Maharashtra authorities to deliver the lynching case chargesheets on report for scrutiny. It then requested, “What motion have you ever taken towards the erring policemen?”