Four days after a huge mob of villagers lynched three persons near a village in Palghar during lockdown, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party demanded a high-level probe into the incident.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said that after viewing the visuals that have come out, "the Palghar inident of mob lynching is shocking and inhuman. It is more disturbing especially when we are going through such tough times," he said, referring to the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"I urged the Maharashtra government to immediately set up a high-level enquiry and ensure that people who are responsible for this are brought to justice at the earliest," Fadnavis said.
Mumbai BJP general secretary Amarjeet Mishra alleged that while the attacks were on, the police remained mute spectators and urged the government to take immediate action.
"The government should get to the root of the incident... The insensitive policemen must be dismissed", Mishra said.
Pravin Darekar, MLC and leader of opposition in state assembly council, criticized the Maha Vikas Aghadi government and home minister Anil Deshmukh for his negligence. He said that the home minister should keep a watch on all these incidents. “The home minister is responsible for this incident. He should resign and high-level probe should be conducted in this incident,” Darekar demanded.