Lakhuimpur: SC suggests tracking of probe by ex-HC judge, seeks UP’s action

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday suggested that a previous high court judge keep an eye on the ongoing probe by the Uttar Pradesh police into the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which 8 individuals, consisting of four farmers, were eliminated in violence during a farmers’ protest, saying the examination was not going the method it anticipated.

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana sought the reaction of the Uttar Pradesh federal government, represented by senior advocates Harish Salve and Garima Prasad, by Friday.

The bench, likewise consisting of Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, suggested the names of former judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justices Rakesh Kumar Jain or Ranjit Singh, for managing the probe till filing of the charge sheets in the events.

The bench said the investigation was “not going the method we expected”.

It also remembered of the hold-up in obtaining the forensic reports concerning the video proof.

Previously, the bench had directed the Uttar Pradesh federal government to supply security to witnesses under the Witness Defense Plan, 2018 and to tape-record the declarations of other witnesses before the judicial magistrate under section 164 of the Code of Crook Procedure (CrPC) and expedite the evaluation of digital proof by specialists.

The cops have actually so far arrested 13 accused, consisting of Union Minister of State for House Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, in connection with the case.

Four farmers were mowed down by an SUV in Lakhimpur Kheri when a group agitating versus the Centre’s three farm laws was holding a presentation versus the go to of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on October 3.

Two BJP employees and a driver were beaten to death apparently by the angry protesters, while a regional journalist was likewise eliminated in the violence.

Farmer leaders have declared that Ashish Mishra was in among the cars and trucks that presumably tore down the protesters however the minister has actually denied the allegations.



Released at Mon, 08 Nov 2021 01:25:33 -0600