The apex court showed it’s dissatisfaction towards Uttar Pradesh Police for delay in investigation in lakhimpur kheri violence , which claimed that 8 people are brutally crushed down under the vehicles in convoy of Ashish Mishra son of BJP minister .
In response to the court’s displeasure Adv. Harish Salve who appeared for state government , ensured court that necessary steps will be taken and special investigation team will be composed to deal in this matter .
Bench recorded that Senr. Adv. Harish Salve assured court that he will talk to higher officials and will ensure that evidence and relevant materials be preserved .
Bench asked that in simlar case of 8 people brutally killed , police would arrest the accused immediately , then why so delay even after getting clear statements of eye witnesses .
Court said that we expect the government to be responsible , is the same process of calling accused is applied in other parts of country , in such serious allegations of murder police should arrest him immediately . Supreme court discontented by the composition of SIT , all local officers are selected for investigation . Next hearing will be on 20th October .