Taking suo motu cognizance of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the Supreme Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report. According to a leading daily report, the Supreme Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to provide information in the status report about the accused against whom FIRs have been registered and whether they have been arrested or not.
According to the report, a bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Suryakant and Justice Hima Kohli, terming the matter as unfortunate, has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report related to the matter by Friday and submit full details. Additional Advocate General Garima Prasad, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government in the Supreme Court, told that a Special Investigation Team and a Judicial Inquiry Commission have been constituted.
The Supreme Court has also ordered the state government to make immediate arrangements for the immediate treatment of a sick mother who lost her son in the violence. During the hearing, the Chief Justice said that two advocates had written a letter to the court on Tuesday. He said that the court had directed its registry to register the letter as a public interest litigation. But by mistake, it was registered as suo motu case.
Eight people, including four farmers and a journalist, have lost their lives in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Two BJP workers and the driver of a vehicle were also beaten to death in this incident and a journalist also lost his life in this violent incident. On October 3, some farmers were taking out a procession in Lakhimpur Kheri in protest against the visit of UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.