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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SIT releases photos of suspects, seeks information

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SIT releases photos of suspects, seeks information

Lucknow: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday released photos of some suspected miscreants who were allegedly involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3. The SIT has also appealed to the people to provide information about the individuals and has assured that the identities of the informants will be kept secret.

In an official note, the special investigation team appealed to the people "to give information about these suspects. Appropriate rewards will be given to those giving information."

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the matter pertaining to the October 3 violence in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri today in which eight persons, including four farmers, were killed during a farmers' protest.

A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, which had on October 8 expressed dissatisfaction over the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government in the "brutal" murder of eight persons, would hear the matter.

The Supreme Court is hearing the matter after two lawyers had written a letter to the Chief Justice of India seeking a high-level judicial inquiry, also involving the CBI, into the incident.

Ten people, including Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ajay Kumar Mishra 'Teni', have been arrested so far in connection with the case.

Ashish Mishra is accused of mowing down farmers with his car. The police had served a notice to Mishra and summoned him for questioning.

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