Letter PIL moved before Allahabad HC seeking CBI probe in Lakhimpur Kheri incident

By Legal Wires 4 Minutes Read

A letter petition has been moved before the Allahabad High Court seeking a CBI probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri incident wherein a total of 8 people were killed by a vehicle allegedly being driven by the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra.

The plea is moved by Swadesh NGO and Prayag Legal Aid Clinic contending that the State Government of Uttar Pradesh failed to Secure the Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution of India of the deceased persons.

The plea has alleged that “This incident shows the real face of law and order in the State of Uttar Pradesh where a State machinery by the help of Police and through its Intelligence force i.e Local Inspection Unit (LiU) keep an eye to the securities measures adapted before any VIP Movement but an incident which took place at Lakhimpur Khiri opened the real and neglected behaviour of securities agencies against a VIP movement and as well as against protestants.”

On 3rd October 2021, several farmers were holding protests against the visit of the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya at Lakhimpur Kheri district. An SUV part of the convoy of the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra allegedly mowed down the protesting farmers.

A video has surfaced on the internet wherein a group of protesting farmers were mowed down by the SUV vehicle from behind. Varun Gandhi Member of Parliament of BJP from Pilibhit constituency in Uttar Pradesh have shared the video of the incident on Twitter.

The police have filed an FIR against Ashish Mishra son of the Union Minister and several others in connection with the violence under Section 302 IPC.

The Uttar Pradesh Government have announced to give ₹45 lakhs and a job to families of the four deceased farmers, while the injured will receive the aid of ₹10 lakh each.

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