Palghar PIL finally accepted: Justice can be delayed Can't be Denied
Palghar mob lynching incident
On April 16, three men ( two were Innocent seers and Car driver) were lynched and stabbed to death by a mob of 200 people in Gadchinchle in Maharashtra's Palghar district. The three men reportedly from Nashik were traveling in a car when a group of men stopped them. A police vehicle from the Kasa police station was also attacked. The deceased men were identified as Sushilgiri Maharaj, Chikne Maharaj Kalpavriksha Giri, and Nilesh Telwade. The mob reportedly pelted stones at the victims' car, before all three men were pulled out of the car and beaten with sticks and rods. Apparently, the First Information Report [F.I.R.] was lodged with Kasa Police Station, Palghar, Maharashtra on 17th April 2020 for offenses punishable under Section 120-B, 147, 148, 149, 302 of Indian Penal Code, 1860, against Jayram Dhak Bhavar, Mahesh Sitaram Ravte, Ganesh Devjirao, Ramdas Rupji Asare, Sunil Somji Ravte and other 400 to 500 people vide C.R.No. 77 of 2020.
PIL fInally Accepted: Half battle won, still a long way to go.
The Bombay High Court had earlier adjourned the hearing on a petition seeking CBI investigation in the Palghar mob lynching case and later quashed the PIL stating the irregularities in the petition.
The PIL filed by Rashtriya Vidhiwat Parishad and on their behalf Advocate Ashutosh Dubey along with his team comprising of Advocate Malvi Katkar, Advocate Gaurav Pandey and Advocate Pooja Pandey demanded a CBI probe or constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the matter in the April 16 mob lynching incident which claimed three lives. Apart from this, the PIL also demands that the trial of the case, upon completion of the investigation, to be conducted in a Fast Track Court and registration of FIR against concerned policemen in the case.
On 29th September Court was set up and on the behalf of petitioner Advocate Ashutosh Dubey, Advocate Pooja Pandey and Advocate Gaurav Pandey appeared in the court of Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice C.J Kulkarni having prolonged arguments, the Bench of Judges told the council about the development and proceedings regarding the matter in the Honorable Supreme Court are still under deliberation and at last, they have merged the PIL of the petitioner along with other 6 PIL already in the queue.
This has fuelled the expectations of the public who are waiting for the justice of late seers who lost their lives in a conspiracy and hope justice is served.