New Delhi: Supreme court will hear the October 3 violence case in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday. A total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, including a journalist. A bench of Chief Justice NV Raman (NV Raman), Justice Suryakant and Justice Hima Kohli will hear the matter.
The same bench had on October 8 expressed dissatisfaction over the Uttar Pradesh government's action in the 'barbaric' murder of eight people. So far 10 people including Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, have been arrested in the case. In a letter to the Chief Justice (CJI), two lawyers had demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the incident, including CBI. It was then that the Supreme Court started hearing the case.
A group of farmers was protesting on October 3 against the visit of Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya. Meanwhile, four farmers were trampled by an SUV (car) in Lakhimpur Kheri. Enraged, protesters allegedly beat two BJP workers and a driver to death, while a local journalist was also killed in the violence.