Lakhimpur Kheri case: Apex court asks Uttar Pradesh government to submit status reports on FIR, accused, and arrests by tomorrow

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The Supreme Court has taken Suo Motu cognizance of the violence that claimed eight lives in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on 3rd October 2021. A bench of the Apex court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, took up the matter on 7th October 2021. Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli are also part of the three-judge bench. Earlier Uttar Pradesh government has appointed retired Allahabad high court judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava as a single-person Commission of inquiry to probe the death of eight people on October 3 in Lakhimpur Kheri district. The Commission has been given a period of two months to submit a report on the same. Today the top court asked the government to file a status report and submit by tomorrow specifying action is taken and the eight who were killed on Sunday during a protest against Union Minister Ajay Mishra's visit.

"In the status report also tell us about the eight persons who have been killed. Farmers, journalists, etc. Tell us whom you registered FIR against. How many have you arrested," the Supreme Court questioned. The Chief Justice also said the court had received a message during the hearing that the mother of one of the farmers killed in the incident was in a critical state.

"During the hearing, we have received a message that the mother of one of the deceased is in a critical medical condition post the loss of her son. We direct the UP government to assist her with medical care immediately," Chief Justice Ramana said. "Admit her to the nearest government medical college," directed Justice Surya Kant. The supreme court mentioned two points crystal clear that “Incident which took place in lakhimpur kheri was unfortunate” , "Grievance is you are not properly investigating," the apex court told UP's  government.