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Lakhimpur Kheri violence updates : SC hearing begins .

A bench headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice of India NV Ramana begins hearing the Lakhimpur violence case. Allahabad High Court Justice (retd) Pradeep Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as a single-member Commission of enquiry with headquarters at Lakhimpur Kheri to probe the incident of violence.

The violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, that left eight people including four farmers dead – triggering a major political row over the alleged involvement of a union minister’s son, will be taken up by a Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana today.

Political leaders have been trying to reach the area ever since the death of eight people. While they were restricted earlier due to law and order issues, the politicians were granted permission to meet the aggrieved family members after cremation of the four farmers.

Priyanka Gandhi, who was at deceased Nakshatra Singh’s residence in Dhaurehra’s Naya Purwa village this morning, said, “These families don’t want compensation, they want justice”. It can’t be possible unless Ajay Mishra resigns Impartial probe not possible under him. If they can arrest us without FIR, why can’t they arrest Ashish Mishra” .
According to sources The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday 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.

Ashish Mishra, who was asked to appear before the police at 10 am on Friday in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, did not reach the police lines till 10.30 am.

Meanwhile, The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is set to hold a meeting today to discuss the next course of action on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that left four farmers dead. The SKM, which is spearheading the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws, also said it is waiting for the arrest of Mishra.

Hours after BJP MP Varun Gandhi condemned the incident in Lakhimpur Kheri, his name was left out of the party’s new national executive committee. His mother, Maneka Gandhi, too, was excluded from the list of names announced by BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday.

“If The minister of state for home does not resign nor is he sacked, then it means that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving a message to the public that if someone is in power, if he is a minister, he can do anything,” Priyanka Gandhi told reporters in Moharnia, where she met the family members of Gurvinder Singh, one of the four farmers killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

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