SIT probe into forceful entry in Trimbakeshwa


Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday ordered the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for a probe into the alleged attempt by a group of people from a different religion to force their way into the famous Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik. Security guards at the Trimbakeshwar temple had thwarted the group’s attempt on Saturday night, a temple trust official said on Monday.

As per the temple management, only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple trust had submitted a complaint to the police. In a statement, the office of Fadnavis said an officer of the additional director general (ADG) rank will head the SIT.

“The SIT will not only conduct a probe into this incident but will also investigate a similar incident that took place last year at the same temple. A group representing a certain community had entered the temple,” Fadnavis said in the statement.