Oct 7, 2021 14:01 UTC
Oct 7, 2021 at 14:01 UTC
SC seeks status report from Uttar Pradesh Govt on Lakhimpur Kheri incident
The Supreme Court has sought a status report from the Uttar Pradesh Government regarding the FIR and the arrests made so far in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
The Bench of CJI NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli has directed the Additional Advocate General (AAG) representing the State of Uttar Pradesh to get instructions on the status of the FIR as well as details about petitions pending before the Allahabad High Court in relation to the incident.
CJI Ramana has termed the incident as “unfortunate”.
“There are farmers and others 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,” said the Bench.
The court said that it had asked the registry officials to register the letter as a public interest litigation case but the matter was registered as a suo moto case due to miscommunication with the Registry.
“Due to miscommunication, it became a suo moto case. But it is fine. We will hear it,” the CJI said.