Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC asked UP government to file status report; police on lookout for Ashish Mishra

News Desk: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report regarding the accused in the Lakhimpur violence case and whether any action had been taken against them. “We need to know who are the accused against whom you have registered FIR & whether you have arrested them or not” the court said.

It also clarified that it did not take up the Lakhimpur violence case suo motu as a plea was registered by two lawyers — Shiv Kumar Tripathi and C S Panda. “I think there is a communication problem”, CJI N V Ramana said.

Uttar Pradesh Police IG Lakshmi Singh has said the police are looking for Union minister Ajay Misra’s son Ashish Misra and are trying to arrest him over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

An FIR against the accused Ashish Mishra stated “Around 3 pm, Ashish Misra along with 15-20 armed men in three speeding four-wheelers reached the protest spot in Banbirpur. Monu Misra opened gunfire while he was seated on the left side of his Mahindra Thar, which mowed down the crowd and sped ahead”.

IG Lakshmi Singh has now said a search is on to arrest Ashish Misra. “The videos and information that went viral on social media have also been sought to further the probe” Singh said.