At least eight persons, including four farmers, were killed during a farmers' protest at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.
Earlier on November 8, the Supreme Court proposed to appoint a former High Court Judge to monitor the ongoing investigation into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. A single-member Commission of Enquiry with headquarters at Lakhimpur Kheri has been constituted to investigate the death of eight persons.
The Uttar Pradesh Government had appointed retired Allahabad High Court Judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava as a single-member Commission to inquire into the case within a period of two months.
Local farmers blamed Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra 'Teni' and his son for the violence during a peaceful farmers' protest.
The protesters were allegedly mowed down by a vehicle that was part of the convoy of the minister at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.
Videos were also widely circulated on social media, where an SUV was seen knocking down protesters from behind.
Ashish Mishra ‘Monu’, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, was arrested late on October 9 after over 11 hours of questioning, for non-cooperation during interrogation in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and farmers’ deaths case.