SC takes suo moto cognizance of Lakhimpur Kheri Incident

By Legal Wires 3 Minutes Read

The Supreme Court has taken suo moto cognizance of the Lakhimpur Kheri case wherein 8 people were killed including 4 farmers.


A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kholi will hear the matter.

Earlier, two lawyers from Uttar Pradesh had written a letter to CJI NV Ramana seeking a CBI probe into the incident of Lakhimpur Kheri.

An FIR has already been registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 302 for murder, 304-A for causing death due to reckless driving, 120-B for criminal conspiracy and 147 for rioting, 279 for rash driving, 338 for causing grievous hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life along with other penal provisions against the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra and several other persons in connection with the Lakhimpur violence. Eight people were killed on Sunday during a farmers’ protest; four of the dead were part of a convoy of BJP workers who were allegedly thrashed to death, while the other four were farmers.

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