Palghar lynching of Sadhus: Amit Shah wants the conspiracy angle to be investigated
New Delhi: On the lynching of two saffron-clad Hindu Sadhus (monks) of Juna Akhara and their driver right in front of half a dozen policemen in Gadchinchale Village of Palghar District in Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday 31 May that the conspiracy angle should be investigated in this case.
Significantly, a month ago, Lalit Shastri, Editor-in-Chief Newsroom24x7.com, while pointing out that the task at hand is to punish the killers of Palghar had also raised the demand that it also needs to be investigated whether or not there was a conspiracy behind this incident. Only a neutral agency can be entrusted with the responsibility of a free and fair investigation since the Maharashtra police is in the dock in this case. [Check: Why a section of media selectively communalises mob lynching -especially last para]
The Home Minister on Sunday went on to underscore that all those involved in the Palghar lynching of Sadhus should get the most stringent punishment. He made this assertion at an exclusive interview with a TV news channel.
Shah also said in categorical terms that those behind the Delhi riots earlier this year have even been charged for sedition and none would be spared, no matter how high and mighty they may be.
The Modi Government has taken proactive action and come down heavily against terrorists and the Moists since 2014, Shah said and castigated the Congress party by accusing it of involvement with terrorists and Maoists.
Replying to a query on the violation of the territorial sovereignty of India by China, the Home Minister said, we never wage a war but will not spare anybody who tries to trespass on our territory.