UP: Judicial Commission for Lakhimpur Kheri probe

Uttar Pradesh government has set up a one-member Commission for probing “the Lakhimpur Kheri incident” that took place recently in the state.

Highlights

  • In the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, eight people were killed.
  • The Judicial Commission has been given two months’ time to probe the incident.
  • Governor has appointed the judicial commission by exercising the powers conferred by section 3 of the Commissions of Enquiry Act, 1952.
  • Single member commission will be headed by Justice High Court, Allahabad (retd) Pradeep Kumar Srivastava.

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

Lakhimpur Kheri violence took place on October 3, 2021. In the incident, eight people were killed. Out of eight people, four were farmers. They were allegedly stroked down to ground by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Arrest of the accused

Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested two accused, namely Ashish Pandey & Luv Kush so far, in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri case. Police have recovered two missed cartridges of .315 bore bullets from spot of crime in Lakhimpur. Both the arrested individuals are among total of seven accused who were named in FIR. Out of seven, three have died. Uttar Pradesh Police have also issued notice to Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra & asked his son Ashish Mishra to appear before it on Oct 8. Meanwhile, Supreme Court has stepped in and registered a suo motu case.

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