Lakhimpur Violence Case: Supreme Court takes Suo Motu Cognizance

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The Supreme Court of India took suo motu cognizance of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Interestingly, the matter would be heard by the Chief Justice of India, N.V.Ramana.

Apparently, when the Court feels that such incidents are being ignored, which would affect public interest, basic rights and the conscience of the country. Then, the suo motu cognizance is taken up by the Supreme Court.

A three-judge Bench will be headed by the Chief Justice of India, N.V.Ramana. He would hear the suo motu case. However, he will be flanked by Justices Surya Kant and Kima Kohli on the Bench.

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh government had initiated a judicial probe into the matter headed by a retired High Court judge.

The Lakhimpur Kheri violence case has gained importance as the Supreme court has declared suo motu in which 8 people died. Four people were mowed down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by the Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son, Ashish Mishra on Sunday.

Significantly, two lawyers from Uttar Pradesh wrote to the Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana seeking a time-bound CBI probe into the recent violence of Lakhimpur Kheri.