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SC appoints ex-judge Rakesh Jain of Punjab & Haryana HC to monitor Lakhimpur Kheri case

A bench headed by CJI Ramana said also took note of the names of the IPS officers provided by the UP govt, and appointed 3 officials as part of the state SIT.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday appointed Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain, a former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to supervise the Uttar Pradesh SIT’s probe on day-to-day basis into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people including four farmers were killed on October 3.

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli also took note of the names of the IPS officers provided by the state government, and appointed three officials as part of the state SIT.

The CJI said that a detailed order will be passed shortly.

The top court said it would hear the case again after the SIT concludes its probe and files the status report and the charge sheet in the case.

The Uttar Pradesh government on November 15 had agreed to the apex court’s suggestion that a former judge of its choice may be appointed to supervise the state SIT’s probe.


Also read: UP agrees to SC suggestion to appoint former HC judge to monitor Lakhimpur Kheri probe


 

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