Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Live Updates: The Supreme Court on Thursday held a crucial hearing in the Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, where farmers were allegedly rammed into a car on October 3, triggering a violent reaction. Eight people, including four farmers, have died in the violence that broke out during the farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Meanwhile, Ashish Pandey and Luv Kush have been arrested in connection with the violence in Lakhimpur’s Tikunia. Both are being questioned. Ashish Pandey and Luv Kush were also injured in the incident. It has also been learned that the police have found empty cartridges from the spot. Forensic examination will be done on them.
Supreme Court seeks answer
The Supreme Court has sought a status report from the UP government by tomorrow in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. The top court has asked the state government to state in the status report against whom FIRs have been registered and whether they have been arrested or not. The matter will be heard again tomorrow. The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the UP government to inform on Friday that who are the accused in the FIR registered in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and whether they have been arrested so far?
Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. A bench headed by Ramana and comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli asked Additional Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh, Garima Prasad, “We want to know who the accused are, whether they were arrested or not?” The court told the counsel for the UP government that the complaint is that you are not investigating the matter properly.
As Prasad described the Lakhimpur Kheri incident as extremely unfortunate, the CJI replied that we feel the same way. The bench also directed him to provide immediate treatment to the mother of one of the persons killed in the incident, as a lawyer informed the bench that the mother was suffering from shock and was in a critical condition after losing her son.
One member inquiry commission constituted for investigation
A one-member inquiry commission has been constituted to probe the deaths of eight people, including four farmers, in Lakhimpur Kheri. A former judge of the Allahabad High Court has been entrusted with this responsibility, who has been directed to complete the investigation within two months.
According to a statement issued by Home Department Additional Chief Secretary Avnish Awasthi on Thursday, a notification has been issued for the formation of the commission. The commission has been given two months to investigate the matter. Allahabad High Court Judge (Retd) Pradeep Kumar Srivastava will investigate the matter.
Rahul-Priyanka meet the victims
Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met the families of those killed in Sunday’s violence in Lakhimpur Kheri and promised them all possible help. Congress leaders first met the relatives of the deceased farmer Lovepreet Singh of Palia on Wednesday night.
Congress sources said that the Congress leader reached the farmer’s residence at Chaukhra Farm, where he spoke to the bereaved family and expressed deep condolences to them. The delegation included Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi and former party president Rahul Gandhi, besides Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
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