Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Enhanced Task Force, Includes Senior Officers, Supreme Court Tells UP Govt.
- The Supreme Court raised the issue of the participation of low-ranking police officers in the SIT investigation
- The court sought the names of IPS officers who are from the UP cadre but are not natives of the state.
- The Supreme Court had expressed its dissatisfaction with the investigation on November 8.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday accepted the Supreme Court’s suggestion that a former judge of his choice is appointed to oversee the state SIT investigation on a daily basis into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed on October 3.
A bank headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana also raised the issue of the involvement of low-ranking police officers in the SIT investigation and sought the names of IPS officers who are from the UP cadre but not natives of the UP. state, to be included in the investigation team.
The court, which also includes judges Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, said it will have to take the consent of the judge in question and will consider the names of even former high court and high court judges to monitor the investigation in the sensational case. and will pronounce the same. On Wednesday.
While he consented, lead attorney Harish Salve said the state has no problem with the supreme court appointing a former judge of its choice to monitor the investigation.
But the point that he should not be a native of Uttar Pradesh should not have him on. counts as the person concerned is a relevant factor.
The high court, on November 8, expressed dissatisfaction with the investigation and suggested that in order to infuse “independence, impartiality, and fairness” into the ongoing investigation, a former judge from a “different high court” should monitor it on a day-to-day basis.
The court had also said it has no confidence and does not want the state-appointed single-member judicial commission to continue investigating the case.
The retired Allahabad High Court magistrate, Judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, was appointed by the state government to investigate the outbreak of violence on the Tikonia-Banbirpur highway in the Lakhimpur Kheri district.