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Palghar mob lynching: Three police personnel dismissed from service

In connection with the Palghar mob lynching case in Maharashtra three police personnel have been dismissed from service, a ...
Palghar mob lynching: Three police personnel dismissed from service

In connection with the Palghar mob lynching case in Maharashtra three police personnel have been dismissed from service, a senior official said on Sunday.

The prolie officials suspended includes assistant police inspector Anandrao Kale, who was in-charge of Kasa Police Station in Palghar when the incident took place on April 16, the official said.

Two others are assistant sub inspector Ravi Salunke and constable Naresh Dhodi, he said.

"The Inspector General (IG) of Police, Konkan Range dismissed the trio from service through an order issued on Saturday," the official added.

These three police personnel, along with their five other colleagues, had been placed under suspension following the incident, he said.

Two sadhus and their driver on April 16 were travelling in a van from Mumbai to Gujarat, they were accosted and fatally attacked near a Forest Check Naka at village Gadchinchle, Taluka Dahanu, of Palghar district by a violent mob of locals.

The victims were identified by the police as Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70), Sushil Giri Maharaj (35) and their driver Nilesh Telgade (30).

The brutal mob attack took place amid rumours that child-lifters were roaming in the area.

The case was later handed over to the Maharashtra Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for probe. It has filed three charge sheets in the case.
 

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