Lakhimpur Kheri Incident: SC Asks UP Govt To File Status Report

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The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to file a status report by Friday on who are the accused, against whom FIR is registered and those arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, news agency ANI reported.

A Bench of Chief Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli were hearing the matter. The suo motu case by the court on the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths will be heard on Friday.

A total of eight people including four farmers died in the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

Earlier the Apex Court had clarified that Court’s Registry was asked to register a PIL due to miscommunication it was registered as a suo motu matter.

Chief Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana said, “Two advocates wrote a letter to the court on Tuesday, we directed our Registry to register the letter as PIL but due to miscommunication, they registered it as a suo motu matter.”

Meanwhile, farmers alleged that Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misra’s son Ashish Misra was sitting in a car that rammed a crowd of protesting farmers.

On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police registered an FIR against the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra – Ashish Misra and others in the incident but no arrest has been made so far.

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