The bench told Salve that it needs one more day's time to finalise the name of the judge. "We are considering Rakesh Kumar Jain (former Punjab and Haryana HC judge) or others. We have to consult them," said the bench.
The top court told the Uttar Pradesh government that both incidents -- mowing down of protesting farmers by a vehicle and the lynching of the accused -- have to be investigated with impartiality and fairness.
Activists of the Chhatra Congress in Odisha reportedly hurled eggs and threw ink at the vehicle of Union minister of state for Home, Ajay Mishra while he was on way to attend a programme. The incident took place today (Oct 31) near Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.
The top court had registered a petition on the basis of a letter by two lawyers seeking a probe by the CBI in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Rail services have been affected across the country as the Samyukta Kisan Morcha observed rail roko agitation today (October 18), seeking action against those involved in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmer unions spearheading the agitation against the Centre's three agri laws, had said "protests will be intensified until justice is secured" in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.
Thursday is the last day of the police custody of Ashish Mishra and a huge police presence was seen at the crime scene.
The Lakhimpur Kheri police have also arrested Shekhar Bharti, the driver of Ankit Das, whose vehicle was in the convoy that mowed down nine persons, including four farmers on October 3.
Ashish Mishra was named in an FIR following allegations that he was in one of the vehicles that mowed down four farmers protesting over UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit last Sunday.
Senior police officers did not disclose the names of the accused saying they had not been arrested and are being questioned.
The second notice was issued after the state government told the Supreme Court that Mishra would appear before the police on Saturday.
Among the speakers were renowned community activists Rakesh Kumar, Imtiaz Popat, Kulwinder Singh, Kesar Singh Baghi, media personalities Gurvinder Singh Dhaliwal, Navjot Dhillon and Radical Desi director Gurpreet Singh.
There will be no injustice with anyone and no action will be taken under any pressure, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday, amid demands by the opposition to arrest Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son in the Lakhimpur-Kheri violence case.
Salve admitted before the top court that what has been done by the state is not satisfactory and remedial action will be taken soon, and urged the bench to put the matter for hearing immediately after the Dussehra vacation.
Ashish had been summoned to appear at 10 a.m. at the crime branch office in the reserve police lines on Friday. However, he failed to turn up at the given time.
The FIR has named Ashish Mishra and said that he was driving the car which ran over the protesters. According to the FIR, Ashish also opened fire after getting down from the car and then he went into hiding.
SC told the UP government counsel that the grievance is that "you are not properly investigating the matter".
The commission has been given two months time to probe the incident.
The Supreme Court has taken suo moto cognizance of the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, where farmers were allegedly mowed down by a car on October 3, triggering a violent backlash.
Earlier, police officials told the Congress leader that he would be taken in their vehicles but he declined, saying that he would use his own vehicle.
Four of the eight dead in Sunday's violence in Lakhimpur Kheri were farmers, allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an event in the area.
The UP government is facing massive flak after eight people were killed in violence during a protest against the farm laws in Lakhimpur on Sunday. Four of the dead were farmers who were allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers.
She said she was travelling in a single-vehicle with four other persons, two local Congress workers and Deepender Hooda and Sandeep Singh. There was no security car or no other Congress workers there, she said.
Party sources said that Rahul would also meet sister Priyanka who has been kept at the PAC guest house in Sitapur since Monday.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was taken into police custody early on Monday morning in the Hargaon area in Sitapur while she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet families of the deceased farmers.