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Dispel the notion that UP authorities is dragging its toes’: Supreme Court on Lakhimpur Kheri probe

Reprimanded the Uttar Pradesh authorities for the delay in submitting the standing report in Lakhimpur Kheri violence caseThe Supreme Court urged the state authorities to dispel the notion that it was “dragging its feet” within the probe.

A bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli made the statement primarily based on the truth that accounts of solely 4 witnesses have been recorded within the case up to now, Live Law reported. The Supreme Court adjourned the listening to until October 27.

When requested why the statements of greater than 40 witnesses haven’t been recorded but, senior advocate Harish Salve, showing for the state of Uttar Pradesh, mentioned it was doable because the courts have been closed as a consequence of Dussehra holidays.

But the bench hit again saying that felony courts usually are not closed throughout holidays. According to Live Law, CJI Ramana mentioned, “You need to take steps to report the assertion beneath part 164.

Before the following listening to, the UP authorities has been directed to submit a recent standing report into the violence at Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3 after a convoy of three SUVs killed eight folks, together with 4 farmers. The farm, owned by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, rammed a bunch of protesters, resulting in a conflict.

Ten folks, together with Mishra’s son Ashish, have been arrested up to now.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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