The Supreme Court begins hearing the matter pertaining to the October 3 violence in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri in which eight persons, including four farmers, were killed during a farmers’ protest.
A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, which had on October 8 expressed dissatisfaction over the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government in the “brutal” murder of eight persons, would hear the matter.
Ten people, including Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, have been arrested so far in connection with the case.
The Supreme Court is hearing the matter after two lawyers had written a letter to the Chief Justice of India seeking a high-level judicial inquiry, also involving the CBI, into the incident.
Here are the LIVE updates on Lakhimpur Kheri Violence case:
Hearing for Lakhimpur violence case begins