Retired High Court Judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava (File photo)
The investigation of the Lakhimpur Kheri case is accelerating. On the one hand, the Supreme Court has started hearing in this matter by taking suo motu cognizance, while the Governor of Uttar Pradesh has appointed a commission headed by retired High Court Judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to investigate the matter. has constituted. Who is Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to investigate this big case? What responsibilities have you handled so far?
In fact, Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, who is going to investigate the Lakhimpur Kheri case, has recently retired from the Allahabad High Court. Srivastava retired on September 29, 9 days ago. Justice Pradeep Srivastava became a judicial officer in the year 1996 through PCS J. After this, he has been given many big posts.
Permanent Judge of High Court made in 2020
Justice Pradeep Srivastava was promoted to the Higher Judicial Services in 2002. After this, in 2015, he became the District and Sessions Judge. A few years later, he stepped into the High Court. On 22 November 2018, Pradeep Srivastava was appointed as an additional judge in the Allahabad High Court. After about two years, he was sworn in as a permanent judge of the High Court on 20 November 2020. Now about a year later, 9 days ago, Justice Pradeep Srivastava retired on 29 September.
Justice Srivastava has to complete the investigation in 2 months
Now as soon as he retires, he has been entrusted with the chairmanship of the commission constituted to investigate the Lakhimpur Kheri case. In this case, Justice Srivastava has to complete the investigation in 2 months. A notification has been issued for the formation of a commission for investigation. It has been said in the notification that the Governor is of the opinion that it is necessary to investigate the death of 8 people in Lakhimpur Kheri on 3rd October. For which retired Allahabad High Court judge appoints Pradeep Kumar Srivastava as a single-member inquiry commission. The Commission of Inquiry shall complete its inquiry within a period of two months from the date of issue of notification. Any change in its duration will be done by the government.
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