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The Supreme Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report by October 8 on whether all the accused have been arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana directed the UP government while hearing the matter on Thursday.

The Lakhimpur violence case pertains to the deaths of eight people, who died after a jeep ran over farmers, protesting against the Centre’s three laws.

The deceased also include a journalist and three others.

Apprising court on the steps taken so far in the investigation, the UP government said a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the case.

The government has also formed “a single-member enquiry commission,” it informed the court.

The farmers have alleged that the Union minister of state for home affairs, Ajay Mishra’s son was sitting in the car when it ran over protesters.

However, the Union minister has denied any wrongdoing by his son and claimed that he was not even present there at the time of the incident.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognisance of the violence.

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