Supreme court pulls up UP government over lakhimpur violence case says waited till late last night for status report – India Hindi News

In the case of violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court has once again reprimanded the Yogi government. Hearing in the matter, the Supreme Court on Wednesday told advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government, that the court waited for the status report to be filed till late last night but it did not happen. The top court said that we have now received the status report. The court also rejected the demand of the UP government to postpone the hearing till Friday.

Senior advocate Harish Salve told the court that the status report in a sealed cover has been submitted to the apex court. To this the Chief Justice said that we waited for the report to be filed till late last night but the report has now been submitted. The CJI said, ‘If we submit the report so late, how will we read it? Must be filed at least one day in advance. On this, the UP government sought time from the court till Friday.

The Supreme Court also raised the question as to why the UP government has not yet questioned more people in the matter. “You have so far examined 44 witnesses out of 164, and why not people,” the CJI said. However, Salve replied that the process is on and all the main accused have been arrested.

On October 3, farmers protesting in Lakhimpur Kheri were crushed to death by a vehicle in which four farmers were killed. After this, four others including a journalist were also killed in the violence. A total of eight people had lost their lives in the case. Farmers’ organizations alleged that the vehicle in which the farmers were crushed was also Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. Although the Union Minister denied these allegations but the arrest of Ashish Mishra took place after about a week in the case.

The Supreme Court had also raised questions on the attitude of the Uttar Pradesh government in the last hearing. The Supreme Court had said that Ashish Mishra was not arrested by the UP Police even after a case was registered on the charge of murder. The Supreme Court had also asked whether the same attitude would be adopted with any common citizen. Taking suo moto cognizance, the Supreme Court had started hearing in this matter.

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