Lakhimpur Kheri Case: SC Asks Up Govt to File Status Report Tomorrow

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Published: October 7,2021 01:43 PM
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The Court was hearing the case taking suo moto cognisance of the incident. The matter was heard by a bench of the Apex court headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice

October 7, 2021: The Supreme Court has given time till tomorrow to the Uttar Pradesh government to file a detailed status report on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident where 8 people including 4 farmers were killed on Sunday, October 3, during a protest against Union Minister Ajay Misra's visit. The matter will be heard again tomorrow, October 8.



The Court was hearing the case taking suo moto cognisance of the incident. The matter was heard by a bench of the Apex court headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli.



Earlier this week, the Uttar Pradesh government had initiated a judicial probe into the matter headed by a retired High Court judge.





Four farmers died in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri after they were allegedly run over by a car that was part of the convoy of Ashish Misra, the son of Ajay Misra, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs.



The incident took place during a protest by local farmers who had planned to show black flags to UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and also protest remarks made by Union Minister Ajay Misra.



Meanwhile, IG Lucknow Lakshmi Singh has said the police are looking for Ashish Misra and are trying to arrest him over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.



On Tuesday, October 5, the Uttar Pradesh Police registered an FIR against Ashish Misra at Tikunia police station in connection with the death of four farmers who were allegedly mowed down by a vehicle.





Ashish Misra has been booked under Sections 302 (murder), 304-A (death caused by reckless driving), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 147 (rioting), 279 (rash driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by negligence).