Lucknow: Unhappy with the status report filed by the UP government on Lakhimpur Kheri violence, the Supreme Court said that it is not happening as per our expectation. Nothing in the status report except to say that more witnesses have been examined. While suggesting to the UP government, the Supreme Court noted that the investigation of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case could be supervised by a retired judge of the High Court. And make your stand clear by Friday.
Supreme Court will now hear on November 8 in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case
Supreme Court’s reprimand: The Supreme Court reprimanded the UP government and asked why only Ashish Mishra’s phone had been confiscated and why not others? The Supreme Court said that to ensure that there is no tampering of evidence in the case, we are inclined to appoint a retired High Court judge to oversee the investigation of the case.
Retired judges can supervise the investigation:- The Supreme Court suggested that Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain (Retd) or Justice Ranjit Singh (Retd) of Punjab and Haryana High Court may oversee the Lakhimpur Kheri investigation. Supreme Court expresses dissatisfaction over the complicity of witnesses in separate FIRs in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. The hearing was held on October 26: – A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant, and Justice Hima Kohli heard. Earlier, the same bench had listened to the matter on October 26. Two advocates had written to the Chief Justice demanding a high-level inquiry into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. It is in this background that the court hears the matter.