Lakhimpur Violence: SC took suo motu cognizance, hearing to be held today

New Delhi: The country's supreme court has taken suo motu cognizance of the case following the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh that killed 8 people. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice (CJI) NV Ramana will hear the matter today i.e. The bench CJI as well as Justice Suryakant and Justice Hima Kohli.

In fact, a petition was filed on Tuesday approaching the apex court to lodge an FIR in the Lakhimpur case. The petition was filed by two lawyers. The petition said, the Home Ministry and police should be directed to register an FIR and "punish the ministers" involved in the case in connection with the incident in Lakhimpur Kheri during the farmers' protest on October 3. At the same time, the petition filed in the Supreme Court has also demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the matter under the supervision of the Supreme Court and the inclusion of CBI.

Protesting against two-time MP from Lakhimpur Kheri and Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra 'Teni' had triggered violence after clashes between farmers and BJP workers, in which eight people died. The farmers allege that the vehicle in which Mishra's son was present trampled the farmers, in which four farmers lost their lives. Meanwhile, Mishra dismissed the allegation.

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