How the Lakhimpur Kheri case became a case of suo motu due to ‘mistake’, the Supreme Court explained


The Supreme Court has not taken suo motu cognizance of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in Uttar Pradesh. The Supreme Court today said that due to miscommunication, the matter got registered as a suo motu case instead of being registered as a Public Interest Litigation. As soon as the hearing of the case begins, the Supreme Court has asked the registry to register the matter as a public interest litigation, which will be heard today. In fact, according to the cause list uploaded on the apex court’s website, a bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli will hear the matter.

Chief Justice of Supreme Court Ramana in Lakhimpur Kheri death case said that two advocates had written a letter to the court on Tuesday and we directed our registry to register the letter as a PIL, but miscommunication Because of this, he registered it as a suo motu case. The court has asked both the lawyers to appear and the matter will be heard today.

Let us inform that on Tuesday, two lawyers had written a letter to the Supreme Court requesting for a high-level inquiry into the matter under the supervision of the apex court. The lawyers had also requested to treat the letter as a PIL. A total of nine people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence that broke out during the farmers’ protest at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.


Eight people were killed in violence that broke out on October 3 during farmers’ protests ahead of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Lakhimpur. The farmers allege that in the incident an SUV crushed four farmers who were protesting against three new agricultural laws. Later, angry protesters allegedly thrashed two BJP workers and a driver, while a local journalist also lost his life during the violence. In this case, a case has been registered against Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra and others under the section of murder.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a one-member commission to probe the ruckus that took place on October 3 in Lakhimpur Kheri. The state government has entrusted retired Allahabad High Court judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to investigate the entire incident. Srivastava has been asked to submit the investigation report of the entire matter within two months. An official of the Home Ministry of Uttar Pradesh said on Thursday that a notification has been issued for the formation of a commission of inquiry. The commission has been given two months to investigate.



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