Lucknow: The Supreme Court has dissolved the SIT probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, saying that the investigation has been completed and the hearing is ongoing. The Supreme Court has relieved retired High Court judge Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain from monitoring the SIT investigating the case.
What is the matter of Lakhimpur Kheri violence?
On October 3, 2021, at around 3 pm, 8 people died in the violence that took place in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, UP. Violence broke out during farmers’ protests ahead of the visit of the then Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya. According to the FIR of UP Police, in the same incident, an SUV crushed four farmers, in which Ashish Mishra was sitting. Four farmers died after being hit by a car. Let us tell you that angry farmers beat up the SUV driver and two BJP workers. A journalist covering the event also died in this violence.
Ashish Mishra, son of BJP’s Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, was made guilty in this violence. Ashish Mishra was accused of crushing the protesting farmers. As the matter heated up, on October 5, the police registered an FIR against around 15-20 unknown people including Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra. In this case, the bail of Ashish Mishra was challenged in the Supreme Court on 17 February 2022. After which, on January 25, 2023, the Supreme Court granted conditional interim bail to Ashish Mishra, accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.