Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case: SC asks UP govt to file status report

The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on who are the accused, against whom FIR is registered and those arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case: SC asks UP govt to file status report
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on who are the accused, against whom FIR is registered and those arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.


A Bench of Chief Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli was hearing the matter. A total of eight people including four farmers died in the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. 


A day after the top court took suo motu cognisance of the violence that took place in the Lakhimpur Kheri district, it clarified that Court's Registry was asked to register a PIL, but due to miscommunication it was registered as a suo motu matter, ANI reported.


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." 


Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, earlier alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by trying to run a vehicle over him.


However, Ashish Mishra refuted SKM's allegations and said he was not present at the spot where the incident took place. MoS Teni also said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants mingled with protesting farmers and pelted the stones at the car which lead to the "unfortunate incident". 

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