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Dushyant Dave praises CJI Raman for his ‘remarkable’ intervention in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

By PTI

New Delhi: Former SCBA president Dushyant Dave has praised Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for “leading” the Supreme Court “from the front” and his “remarkable intervention” in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on October 3, in which eight people were killed as violence broke out. During the farmers’ protest.

The CJI-led bench took suo motu cognizance of the incident, did not mince words and expressed dissatisfaction over the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government, questioned the arrest of accused Ashish Mishra, directed the preservation of evidence, and directed the investigation. Considered relocating. to another agency.

Dave, who has been critical of some of the predecessors of the incumbent CJI, praised Justice Ramana, saying that the judicial intervention was “remarkable” and the CJI acted in an extremely responsible and restrained manner in the last two days of hearing. If.

In an interview to a web portal, Dave, who was the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president, said that the CJI has sent a positive message to the citizens through hearing the matter and “the court should be led from the front”. being” by him.

Praising CJI Raman, the senior advocate said he has done a remarkable job in the last few months and has “clearly proved that he is true to his constitutional oath” unlike his four predecessors who “discovered their constitutional duties”. failed to discharge”.

“The Supreme Court has proved that it is indeed a watchdog and indeed an attentive guardian of citizens. There is no doubt in my mind that the Supreme Court’s intervention is remarkable and absolutely necessary, done at the right time, During the interview given to the news website, Dave said when asked about the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

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In the hearing on October 8, a bench headed by Justice Ramana said, “Law must take its course against all the accused and the government will have to take all remedial steps in this regard to instil confidence in the probe into the brutal murder of eight persons.”

Dave while appreciating the apex court said that it has achieved a lot without passing any order against the Uttar Pradesh government, clearly indicating that it is annoyed by what happened, and therefore “if the government does not act”. If so, it will pass further orders. .

The senior advocate further said that the Uttar Pradesh government and in particular the Director General of Police have been told very strongly what the court expects from them.

The top court has fixed the matter for hearing on October 20.

Four farmers were crushed by an SUV in Lakhimpur Kheri when a group agitating against the Centre’s three new agricultural laws protested against the visit of UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on October 3.

Angry protesters allegedly thrashed two BJP workers and a driver, while a local journalist was also killed in the violence.

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