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Supreme Court to hear the PIL seeking probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case [Live Updates]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Nov 2021 6:06pm

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SupremeCourt to hear the PIL seeking probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case (in Uttar Pradesh) in which eight people were killed, including four farmers.

SupremeCourt had earlier directed the UP government to provide protection to the witnesses of the incident 
It had also questioned the state government as to why there are very few witnesses in the case when hundreds of farmers were present at the rally

Sr Adv Harish Salve: Does the bench have the updated statement?

CJI: There is nothing in it apart from saying that more witness has been examined. 10 days time was granted, lab reports have not come

Salve: they say its 15th, its beyond our control

Salve: They say lab reports will come by Nov 15

CJI: What about other issues?

Salve: what other issues ?

Justice Hima Kohli: only Ashish Mishra's phone has been seized what about others?

Salve: There are 8 mobile phones which has been taken away from accused

CJI: Others are witnesses !

Justice Kohli: what about other accused??

CJI: They did not use mobile phones?

Salve: if you see paragraph 7.... some of the accused says that they don't have cellphones but CDRs have been obtained

Justice Kohli: is it your statement that none of the other accused had cellphones on them?

Salve: we have not got any other on them... with CCTV proof there is clinching proof... once lab reports come.. under section 65 of evidence act, it is established

Justice Kant: prima facie it appears that one particular accused is seeking to be given benefit by overlapping two FIRs, you can appreciate very… Continue Reading...

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