Palghar: Soon after mob lynching incident occurred, Palghar Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Singh was quickly sent on compulsory leave, the locals of the region have started an online campaign to return the him back.
The IPS officer was sent on leave by an order from Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
The online petition has been launched by Sujit Singh who runs a gymnasium in Palghar and Karan Chaudhary, a social activist. They have requested President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders to bring back the SP.
The petitioners claim that their grievances were quickly sorted out including illegal activities like sand mining, gutka and liquor mafias, that led to strong rapport between the public and police.
A total of 146 people have been arrested in the Palghar lynching case. A local court sent five of those arrested to police custody till May 16.
(With inputs from HT)