A courtroom in Maharastra’s Dahanu on Thursday despatched 32 accused within the Palghar triple lynching case to fifteen days judicial custody, a lawyer stated.
One other 18 accused will probably be produced earlier than Dahanu’s Judicial Justice of the Peace MV Jawale on Friday.
These 50 accused had been nabbed on Wednesday by the state CID which has added one other 208 individuals as accused within the sensational lynching case of two sadhus and their driver on April 16, stated their lawyer Amrut Adhikari.
Concurrently, Thane Court docket Particular Periods Decide P.P. Jadhav postponed the bail pleas of 62 different accused until November 3, stated Particular Public Prosecutor Satish Maneshinde.
Showing earlier than the courtroom, Maneshinde sought the presence of the three Investigating Officers within the three circumstances/FIRs earlier than the courtroom, after which the courtroom posted the subsequent listening to for November 3.
After the CID named 208 contemporary accused and arrested 50 of them, the overall accused within the case has shot as much as 366, together with 11 juveniles.
Of the overall accused, 28 adults and 9 juveniles had been launched on default bail because the CID chargesheet didn’t specify their actual involvement within the crime owing to lack of proof, stated an official.
Late on April 16, two seers of the Juna Akhada – Kalpavrikshagiri Maharaj, 70, his assistant Sushilgiri Maharaj, 35, and their driver Nilesh Telgade, 30 – had been waylaid close to the Gadhchinchale village by a 1,000-strong mob of villagers, on the top of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Mistaking them to be kidnappers, the offended villagers pounced on them, brutally assaulted them with sticks, rods and stones, ensuing of their loss of life later, whilst a small posse of policemen regarded on, ready for reinforcements from the district headquarters.
The subsequent morning, the incident resulted in an enormous outcry and kicked off a nationwide political furore whereas the state authorities initiated fire-fighting measures.
Palghar Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh was shunted on obligatory go away and changed by Dattatray Shinde.
In one other unprecedented penal motion towards so many police officers for a single incident, then Kasa Police Station head Anandrao Kale was dismissed and two others slapped with obligatory retirement orders.
Following a full-fledged departmental probe, 15 extra policemen had been penalised with a freeze on promotions and salaries, and increments for specified various intervals for his or her conduct throughout the incident.