None of the 101 individuals arrested thus far for the mob assault on three males in Maharashtra’s Palghar district final week are Muslims, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh stated as we speak. Mr Deshmukh hit out on the BJP-led opposition within the state for including a communal twist to the horrific incident and confirmed the case had been given to Maharashtra CID (prison investigation division).
“101 people have been arrested so far and let me tell you not a single one arrested is Muslim. So don’t give this incident a communal colour,” the minister stated, talking by way of Facebook to take care of social distancing throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
“Some people are seeing ‘mungerilal ke haseen sapne‘ (a pipedream). This is not the time to play politics but to fight (the) coronavirus (outbreak) collectively,” he added.
The brutal assault, which passed off solely 125 kilometres from Mumbai, was seemingly the results of mistaken id, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated on Monday; Mr Thackeray additionally warned towards communalising the incident.
A tweet from the Chief Minister’s Office learn: “Those trying to inflame passions, must desist from doing so. There is no Hindu-Muslim angle or communalism in this attack. Two policemen were suspended immediately”.
Shocking visuals of the assault emerged on-line final week wherein indignant residents of Gadchinchale village, armed with sticks and stones, attacked three males, one among whom was 70-years-old.
A police crew attempting to revive order was additionally attacked and a few had been injured. Two of the three killed had been sadhus, the third was the driving force of the automobile wherein they had been travelling.
Other movies confirmed villagers attacking a police automobile, shattering its home windows and windshield, and pushing it until it rolls over.
Police have stated there have been rumours of thieves benefiting from the lockdown to interrupt the chain of transmission of the novel coronavirus. According to District Collector Kailash Shinde, there have been additionally rumours of individuals abducting youngsters from the neighbourhood.
The Maharashtra authorities has ordered a high-level probe into the assault.
The deceased have been recognized as Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70), Sushilgiri Maharaj (35) and Nilesh Telgade (30).