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UP Govt Appoints (Retd.) Allahabad HC Judge Led Commission To Probe Into 'Lakhimpur Kheri Violence'

Brij Nandan
7 Oct 2021 5:38 AM GMT
UP Govt Appoints (Retd.) Allahabad HC Judge Led Commission To Probe Into Lakhimpur Kheri Violence
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Uttar Pradesh Government has appointed a single-member judicial commission comprising retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence.Issuing an order in this regard, the UP Government has asked the Commission to complete the inquiry into the matter and submit a report within a period of two monthsImportantly, in the recent...

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Uttar Pradesh Government has appointed a single-member judicial commission comprising retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence.

Issuing an order in this regard, the UP Government has asked the Commission to complete the inquiry into the matter and submit a report within a period of two months
Importantly, in the recent violent incident of Lakhimpur Kheri, a total of 8 people died, four of whom were mowed down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by the son of Union Minister and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra.
The Supreme Court of India has already taken Suo Moto Cognizance in this Violence case and the matter [IN RE VIOLENCE IN LAKHIMPUR KHERI (UP) LEADING TO LOSS OF LIFE] would be heard today by the Bench led by Chief Justice Of India, NV Ramana.
About the incident
On October 3, several farmers were holding protests against the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to Lakhimpur Kheri district, when four protesting farmers were killed after they were mowed down by an SUV.
Allegedly, the SUV was the part of the convoy of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra
On Tuesday, the police filed a first information report against Ashish Mishra (son of minister Ajay Kumar Mishra) and several others in connection with the violence under Section 302 IPC.
An alleged video of the incident has also Surfaced in social media showing a group of protesters moving forward on a road next to farm fields and then being mowed down by a grey SUV that speeds up from behind.
The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier announced that a retired High Court judge would probe the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and also, 45 lakh compensation would be given to the families of the four farmers killed in the incident.
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