Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Non-cooperation, evasive replies. Here’s what led to Ashish Mishra’s arrest

Ashish Mishra Arrested
Image Source: PTI New Delhi: Indian Youth Congress members shout slogans throughout a protest requiring the immediate arrest of Ashish Mishra

Union Minister of State for House Ajay Mishra’s kid Ashish Mishra was detained at 10:50 pm on Saturday and sent out to the Lakhimpur prison around 1 am on Sunday after 12 hours of questioning in connection with the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Ashish Mishra was named in an FIR following accusations that he was in among the cars that slaughtered four farmers opposing over UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s go to last Sunday. Farmer leaders and opposition parties had actually been requiring Mishra’s arrest however the minister and his child had rejected the accusations.

Two BJP employees and their motorist were supposedly lynched by angry farmers in the incident. Regional journalist Raman Kashyap also died in the violence, which has actually activated a political storm and put the BJP government on the back foot in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

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Image Source: PTI Navi Mumbai: AAP workers stage a protest versus the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, at Shivaji Maharaj Chowk Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Here’s what caused Ashish Mishra arrest DIG Upendra Agarwal, heading the special examination group (SIT)of Uttar Pradesh Cops probing the case, told press reporters that Ashish Misra was not cooperating throughout the interrogation. “We are taking him in custody on premises of non-cooperation and incredibly elusive replies. He will be produced in court and sustained custodial interrogation will follow,” he said.

His failure to react to pointed concerns about the series of events on October 3, when a group of farmers was trampled over by an SUV belonging to him, finally led Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni, to jail.

According to a senior authorities in the investigation team, Ashish Mishra was unable to discuss his place in between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm on October 3 when the occurrence happened.

Various news reports stated Ashish Mishra had actually said that he was at a wrestling occasion around 4-5 km from the scene of the violence on Sunday. However, witnesses have stated he was missing out on from the event in between 2 and 4 pm, his phone place showed him closer to the criminal offense scene.

Though the minister’s son confessed the SUV that ran over farmers comes from him, however he maintained that he was not in it. His team said he had actually produced around 150 pictures of the wrestling match where he existed on the day of the occurrence.

“To every question, he had one answer – I was not present at the spot where the occurrence happened. We asked him who drove his SUV, how many people were being in it, the number of cars existed in the convoy and for every single concern he stated he was not present,” stated the police officer.

When asked why the car did not stop after hitting individuals and why existed a crowd on the road, Ashish Mishra had one reply -I was not there.

At times, he even lost his cool and said, “Even if you ask me one lakh times, my answer will be the same.”

He even feigned complete ignorance about the reality that his guys carried arms with them.

When the police group asked him the accuracy of video footage, he had produced to substantiate his existence at the fumbling match previously in the district, Ashish said, “You can get it checked from forensic specialists.”

He still had no description for his location at the time when the incident took place due to the fact that the wrestling match had actually ended already.

When asked why he was not cooperating with the investigations, Ashish said, “Whenever I am required, I will come. I am not a criminal– I am the child of a politician and an entrepreneur in my own right.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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