The Special Investigation Team probing the Lakhimpur Kheri incident of October 3 has pointed out in its application before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) that the incident was well-planned and a deliberate act. All this and more in our weekly news segment from India.
In its application on December 13, the probing committee included new sections against the 13 accused to make their offence punishable under attempt to murder charges.
The SIT officer, Vidhyaram Diwakar, rejected the accident angle and pointed out that the incident was pre-planned.
Cops probing the case have written to a judge saying the charges of rash driving against Mr Mishra and the others should be modified, adding that an attempt to murder charge and the charge of voluntarily causing hurt should be added.
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