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SC seeks report on Journalist killed in Lakhimpur Kheri; Updates on SC’s hearing

In the most recent hearing, the Supreme Court expressed concern that the Uttar Pradesh Police was “trying to pull its feet” in its investigation into the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence, which claimed the lives of eight people, four of whom were farmers protesters allegedly mowed down by vehicles in the convoy of Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra.

The Uttar Pradesh government has been ordered by the Supreme Court to provide protection to the witnesses in the incident.

The Supreme Court has requested a report on the investigation into the killing of a journalist in Lakhimpur kheri. Senior counsel Harish Salve, representing the Uttar Pradesh government, informs the Supreme Court that 30 of the 68 witnesses have given testimonies, and 23 people claim to be eyewitnesses to the occurrence

  Witness statements must be documented as soon as feasible, according to the court.

The case’s next hearing will be on November 8th.

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