Supreme Court today made strong remarks against the state government in the Lakhimpuri Kheri case. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana at first said that it was not satisfied with the steps taken by the UP government so far to resolve the Lakhimpuri Kheri violence case. After this he asked UP government’s lawyer Harish Salve whether you do the same with other accused in the case of Section 302 (murder) of CrPC. Give them notices and then call them for questioning.
The Chief Justice asked, what would the police do if a case of 302 had been registered under normal circumstances?
The Chief Justice said that if a case of 302 had been registered in normal circumstances, what would the police do. Would have arrested the accused directly. But here a notice is being sent for questioning. On this, Harish Salve said that according to the police, there were no bullet wounds on the bodies of the dead in the post-mortem report, so the first notice was given under section 160 of CrPC. He said that summons have been issued to Ashish Mishra. Summons have been issued to appear tomorrow at 11 am, and if he does not appear, the law will take its course strictly.
The bench also expressed dissatisfaction with the formation of SIT
The bench said that looking at the merit of the case, work is not being done. charged with murder. Therefore, treat this accused as it is with other accused. This is a case of ruthless murder of eight people. In such cases, the police usually arrest the accused immediately. The bench said that there are clear statements of the eyewitnesses in this case. Law should take its course against those who are involved in violence. The bench also expressed dissatisfaction over the formation of the SIT and said that all the people in it are local officials. The bench also asked whether the state was considering handing over the matter to the CBI.
Police still not clue of Ashish Mishra
The UP Police has not been able to arrest Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ashish Mishra. It is alleged that he was in the vehicle in which the farmer protesters were trampled in Lakhimpuri. The crime branch had called his office on Friday morning to record his statement, but so far Ashish Mishra or his lawyer has not reached the crime branch office. According to information received from sources, Ashish Mishra may appear before the police on Saturday. It is being told that Minister Ajay Mishra will reach Lakhimpur Kheri by late evening, after which he can present his son by holding a press conference tomorrow. However, according to sources, some people are claiming that Ashish has fled to Nepal.