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CBI for Palghar: On Thursday, the mother of one of the sadhu’s who was lynched to death in the Palghar district of Maharastra demanded CBI’s (Central Bureau of Investigation) investigation into the matter.


It has been around five months now after two Sadhus and their driver was killed in the Palghar district of Maharastra, and the mother of one of the sadhu is not happy with the investigations done by the Maharastra police.


Expressing her pain, she asked the Maharastra state government to transfer the case to the CBI just like in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

What is the Palghar lynching case?

On the night of 16th April two sadhus and their driver namely – Kalpavrikshagiri Maharaj who was 70 years old, his assistant Sushilgiri Maharaj who was 35 years old, and their driver Nilesh Telgade who was 30 years old, lost their way. Three of them were on the journey from Mumbai to Surat to attend a funeral during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Both the Sadhus were from Juna Akhada.

When they were in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, villagers mistook all three of them as child-lifters or robbers, and all of a sudden a large mob of more than 800 villagers and tribal people lynched them to death.


What did the Maharastra Police do?

The case was then transferred to the Maharastra police Crime Investigation Department where several charge sheets were prepared regarding the case. According to the charge sheet, there were rumors spread on WhatsApp stating that some people from a minority community will come in Gadchinchale, Divshi, Kinhavli, Dabhadi villages in Palghar, and Rudana in the adjoining Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar-Haveli, allegedly to kidnap children and sell their body organs.

To date, 11 juveniles and 28 others became the part of the investigations and against them, the investigation is still going on. They are booked under the relevant sections of the IPC.

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