New DelhiThe Supreme Court has asked to submit the status report of the investigation going on in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. A bench headed by Chief Justice has asked the UP government to file a status report of the investigation going on in the Lakhimpur violence case and tell who has been made an accused in this case and who has been arrested. The Supreme Court has also asked to tell in the status report that what has happened so far in the hearing in this case in the Allahabad High Court? The matter will be heard on Friday. A bench of Chief Justice NV Raman, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli heard the Lakhimpur case on Thursday. In the Supreme Court, a letter was written on behalf of two lawyers Shiv Kumar Tripathi and CS Panda, requesting for a CBI inquiry in the case. The Supreme Court took cognizance of the matter and asked the UP government to submit a status report. The Supreme Court has asked the UP government to make arrangements for proper treatment of the mother of a deceased Lovepreet Singh. The Supreme Court has been told that after the death of Lovepreet, the mother’s health has deteriorated.
Supreme Court’s strict stand
As soon as the hearing started, the Chief Justice said that two lawyers Shiv Kumar Tripathi and CS Panda have written a letter to the Supreme Court in this matter. He ordered the registry to register the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Taking cognizance of the matter, the Supreme Court asked the lawyers to appear in the court. Within a few minutes, Shiv Kumar Tripathi, a lawyer who wrote the letter, appeared before the court. He said that in this case, the UP government did not take proper steps to protect the democratically held demonstration. The court called for the need to register a case in the matter. Then the Chief Justice said that but an FIR has been registered in the matter.
UP government put forth
During this, Additional Advocate General Garima Prasad on behalf of the UP government said that the incident is very unfortunate. A SIT has been constituted to investigate the matter, as well as a judicial commission headed by a retired Justice of Allahabad High Court has been formed which is investigating. During this, the Chief Justice said that we feel that the way eight people have lost their lives, it is unfortunate. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said that who are the retired judges, what is their name? On this, the lawyer of the UP government said that we will file a status report after taking instructions in this regard. The Chief Justice said that you also tell us what has happened so far in this case in the Allahabad High Court. During this, Justice Suryakant said that we want to know who is the accused in the case. Against whom FIR has been registered and whether the accused has been arrested? Please provide full details in the status report. It has been said in the petition that eight people have lost their lives. Among them were 4 farmers and a journalist. We want to know against whom the FIR has been lodged and who has been arrested. Full details to be presented in the status report.
Health care instructions of the mother of the deceased
The Chief Justice said that we have got information that when the mother of a deceased Lovepreet Singh came to know about the incident, she has gone into shock and she is ill, proper treatment should be ensured to her. UP government should provide them medical care. On this the counsel of the UP government agreed. The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing for Friday. During this, the UP government will present the status report.
Supreme Court’s suo motu cognizance on the letter of two lawyers
Farmers were protesting in Lakhimpur Kheri area of UP. It is alleged that the protesting farmers were hit by a car and during this four farmers and a journalist died. In return, an angry mob of farmers allegedly lynched three people from the other side. In the case of the death of eight people, the UP Police has registered an FIR. The UP Police has also made the son of the Union Minister of State for Home an accused in this case. Advocate Shiv Kumar Tripathi and CS Panda wrote a two-page letter to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court NV Ramana on the whole matter. He said that the case of killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri is serious. Farmers are protesting peacefully against the Agriculture Act. It is an issue of their livelihood. A large number of farmers were on the road even during the time of Corona. Their human rights are being violated in a democratic country. Action should be taken against those involved in this matter. There should be a CBI inquiry under the supervision of the court.
[Attribution to NBT]