Lakhimpur Kheri incident: SC asks Uttar Pradesh govt to record statements of remaining witnesses

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) “We think you are dragging your feet. You please dispel this,” the Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Uttar Pradesh government while hearing the Lakhimpur Kheri matter, and asked it to record statements of remaining witnesses in the case before a judicial magistrate.

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana perused the status report filed by the state government in the matter in a sealed cover.

The apex court, which was hearing a matter pertaining to the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in which eight persons including four farmers were killed during a farmers' protest, was told by the state government that statements of four out of the 44 witnesses have been recorded by the judicial magistrate.