Supreme Court’s Indictment of UP Government On Lakhimpur Kheri Probe and Status Report
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued today (on November 8, 2021) the following statement:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India takes note of the displeasure expressed by the Supreme Court in the mixing up of investigation in the cases relating to the incidents that happened in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, 2021 and proposed to appoint a retired judge to oversee the probe till the charge-sheet is filed. The Party feels that the response of the Court on November 8 is in fact an indictment of the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence during a farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Justice Surya Kant, who is part of a three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana, observed what it appears to us is that this Special Investigation Team (SIT) somehow or the other is unable to maintain investigative distance between the cases. He added to ensure that evidences are recorded independently and there is no overlapping and there is no intermixing of the evidences, we are trying to appoint a retired judge from a different High Court to monitor the investigation on a day-to-day basis.
The Party welcomes the move of the apex court to bring out the truth and for getting the culprits punished.