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New Delhi, Nov 8 : The Supreme Court on Monday will continue hearing petitions seeking a CBI probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people lost their lives, including farmers, who were allegedly mowed down by a car belonging to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.
A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana and comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Surya Kant, will continue hearing the case.
The top court on the last date of hearing on October 26, rapped the Yogi Adityanath government and police over sketchy investigation calling it to behave in a much more “responsible manner” in future, while ordering the protection of witnesses. The court also ordered expeditiously recording of statements under Section 164 of CrPC.
The court has said that the Uttar Pradesh police “is dragging its feet in the probe and shall dispel the same in action”.
The petition was registered on the basis of letters written by two lawyers seeking investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the brutal incident.