Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC 'not satisfied' with steps taken by UP govt
The Uttar Pradesh Police had arrested two men in connection with the October 3 violence
The court said that it is not satisfied with the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government
Eight people were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident
Supreme Court on Friday said that it is not satisfied with the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government in the investigation of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
During the hearing, the court said that it is a brutal murder of eight persons and the law must take its course against all accused.
The court further said that it hopes that the Uttar Pradesh government to take necessary steps due to the sensitivity of the issue.
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested two men in connection with the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district. According to a notice, Ashish Mehra has been asked to come to the police lines at 10 am Friday.
On Wednesday, the SKM had warned the Centre and the UP government that it would launch a "big programme" if its demands for the removal of MoS Ajay Mishra and the arrest of his son were not fulfilled till the 'antim ardas' of the farmers killed in the incident.
In its statement on Thursday, the SKM said that the 'antim-ardas' of the deceased farmers will be held on October 12.
It said that it is still waiting for the arrest of Ashish Mishra and his accomplices.
The farmers' group also condemned the statement of Uttar Pradesh minister Baldev Singh Aulakh that the Lakhimpur Kheri incident was an "accident" and demanded that he withdraw it.
Eight people were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Of these, four were farmers, who were allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an event in the area.
The other four include two BJP workers, a driver of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist working for a private TV channel.