Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case: SC asks UP govt to file status report

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The Supreme Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on who are the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, against whom the FIR has been registered and who have been arrested.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on who is accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, against whom an FIR has been lodged and who has been arrested.

A bench of Chief Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli was hearing the matter. On October 3, a total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

A day after the top court took suo motu cognizance of the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district, it clarified that the court’s registry was asked to file a PIL, but due to miscommunication, it was declared a suo motu case. was registered as, ANI reported.

Chief Justice Nuthalapathy Venkata Ramana said, “Two advocates wrote a letter to the court on Tuesday, we have directed our registry to file the letter as a PIL, but due to miscommunication, they called it a suo motu case. recorded as.”

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, had earlier alleged that Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles when the farmers were dispersing their protest at the helipad and crushing the farmers. Diya and finally also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, tried to drive a vehicle over him.

However, Ashish Mishra denied the allegations of SKM and said that he was not present at the place where the incident took place. MoS Teni also said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants along with the protesting farmers pelted stones at the car, leading to an “unfortunate incident”.

First published:October 7, 2021, 1:19 pm

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