Lakhimpur Kheri violence: UP govt agrees to appointment of retired judge to monitor probe
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: UP govt agrees to appointment of retired judge to monitor probe

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November 15, 2021

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday agreed to the Supreme Court’s suggestion for appointing a retired judge to monitor the state SIT probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri incident that took eight lives, including those of four farmers, who were allegedly mowed down by an SUV of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra.


New Delhi, 15 November 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, The Supreme Court-bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana posted the matter for Wednesday to announce the name of the retired judge. It also sought names of IPS officers from the UP cadre but not natives of the state by Tuesday to be included into the Special Investigation Team, set up by the state government. Earlier, the apex court had expressed dissatisfaction over what it said is the “mixing up” of investigation in the cases pertaining to the October 3 incident. “To ensure that evidence…are recorded independently and there is no overlapping and there is no intermixing of the evidences, we are trying to appoint a retired judge from a different High Court to monitor the investigation on day-to-day basis…We are not confident…We don’t want judicial commission appointed by your state to continue…” the CJI had said.

Source - The Indian Express

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