October 18, 2021

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC seeks status report from UP govt with details of FIR, arrests

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC seeks status report from UP govt with details of FIR, arrests
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC seeks status report from UP govt with details of FIR, arrests
Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC seeks status report from UP govt with details of FIR, arrests

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report with details of the accused against whom case has been registered in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
The bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana also sought to know if the accused in the case have been arrested.
UP government’s counsel told the bench, also comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, that a judicial commission has been constituted to inquire into the incident and the state would file a status report in the matter.
Eight people were killed in the violence on October 3 during a farmers’ protest at Lakhimpur Kheri.
Four farmers were mowed down by an SUV in Lakhinpur Kheri when a group agitating against the Centre’s three new farm laws was holding a demonstration against the visit of UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on October 3.
Two BJP workers and a driver were beaten to death allegedly by the angry protesters, while a local journalist was also killed in the violence.
An FIR under section 302 of IPC (murder) has been registered against the Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra and others in the incident in Tikonia police station but no arrest has been made so far.
The top court has also said it would like to hear the two lawyers who had written a letter seeking a high-level judicial inquiry, also involving the CBI.
The bench said that the letter was to be registered as a PIL but due to some “miscommunication” it was listed as the suo motu (on its own) case.

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