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SC seeks separate status report from UP govt on Lakhimpur killings

Lawstreet Journal 26 Oct 2021 5:25pm

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SC seeks separate status report from UP govt on killing of journalist Kashyap and an accused Shyam Sundar in Lakhimpur killings.
Accused's widow Ruby says she had named three persons for husband's killing but police refusing to register any FIR till date

UP AAG Garima Prashad: We had circulated the status report

CJI: Why have you kept all accused except one in police custody. For what purpose

AAG: Statements are being recorded and some statements are yet to be recorded

AAG: after filing this report, seven more statements have been recorded under Section 164 CrPC

Sr Adv Harish Salve: There are some updated figures.

CJI: Come to para 3 first

Salve: Out of 68, 30 witnesses have been recorded under 164 CrPC. Of these 23 are eye witnesses. A lot of them are former witnesses etc

CJI: case is there were hundreds of farmers are in a rally. Only 23 people were there ?

Salve: we gave an advertisement. The people who saw the onea in car etc are already there. A large no of digital media has been recovered. There are overlapping videos.

Salve: There was also a person who was conducting videography of the event. These have to be sent to labs so that they can be taken as evidences.

Surya Kant J: You said there was 4,000 or 5,000 people. Mostly they were locals. Post incident most of them have been agitating for an inquiry. Accessibility and identification of such persons in the vehicle should not be a great issue

Salve: People have seen the car and people inside the… Continue Reading...

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