The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the UP government to serve the court with the status report in the Lakhimpur Kheri case regarding the FIR and the arrests.
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri as a Union Minister’s son mowed down a crowd of farmers, triggering a clash. The case thus will now be heard on Friday.
A three-judge bench headed by CJI NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant, and Justice Hima Kohli while hearing the Lakhimpur Kheri matter gave the directions.
The bench told the UP government, “There are farmers and other persons also have been murdered. We need to know who are the accused against whom FIR is registered and who is arrested. Please file a status report on this.”
Advocate General Garima Prashad appearing on behalf of the UP government requested the court for time till Thursday to file the status report.
The court was hearing the grieF of 2 UP lawyers—Shiv Kumar Tripathi and CS Panda.
The lawyers contended, there was an inappropriate investigation by the Yogi Adityanath government and thus demanded a time-bound investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The SC will be hearing the matter relating to the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday.