Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Union MoS Ajay Mishra’s kid arrested


< img src =""class ="ff-og-image-inserted"> New Delhi: Ashish Mishra, the son of Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra, accused of running over and eliminating farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri, was detained by the district cops late on Saturday after being questioned by the Unique Investigation Group (SIT) of criminal offense branch. Though the cops authorities were yet to make an official statement about the arrest, sources stated that he was expected to be produced in the court late on Saturday night.

Sources likewise claimed that following his interrogation, the SIT advised to the district authorities to add some more sections of IPC in the FIR lodged versus Ashish Mishra as they were not convinced with his version of the violent event that has actually rocked the whole country last Sunday.

As Ashish Mishra’s interrogation continued till late Saturday evening by the six-member SIT, headed by DIG Upendra Agarwal, in the Lakhimpur criminal offense branch workplace, he reportedly offered videos and affidavits of 10 persons to the cops authorities to prove that he was not inside the vehicle that had actually ploughed into the group of protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri last week.

Ashish Mishra had on Friday skipped summons that asked him to appear for questioning prior to the SIT in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3. Ashish, the primary accused in the event, appeared prior to the SIT on Saturday, before 11 am, the time mentioned in the 2nd summons served to him after he did not turn up.

Earlier on Saturday, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM)– an umbrella body of farmers protesting versus the controversial farm laws– called for ‘rail roko’ on October 18 and a mahapanchayat in Lucknow on October 26 to object Lakhimpur Kheri violence and require the arrest of Union minister Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish. “Union Minister Ajay Mishra need to be removed and detained as he started this conspiracy,” SKM leader Yogendra Yadav said, adding that they will burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union house minister Amit Shah on Dusshera on October 15.

On the other hand, in the middle of demands by the Opposition to apprehend the Union minister’s kid, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath stated there will be no oppression with anyone and no action will be taken under any type of pressure or without proof. This comes a day after the Supreme Court, while hearing a PIL over the matter, said that it was not satisfied with the steps taken by the UP federal government to resolve the concern.

Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will lead a “Kisan Nyay” rally in Varanasi on Sunday requiring the immediate arrest of the accused and repeal of the three farm laws.

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut too said his party will get involved with full blast in the October 11 bandh in Maharashtra to object against the killing of farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri. Resolving an interview together with NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik and state Congress representative Sachin Sawant, Mr Raut stated it was needed to wake people up against the anti-farmer policies of the Main government.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi need to for once express grief in Parliament over the death of around 750 farmers throughout the months-long anti-farm law demonstrations on Delhi’s borders,” Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait stated. He slammed the BJP-led Centre over the minimum support price (MSP) concern, and declared that the federal government’s assurance that the system would continue is “just on paper” and the farmers want it in truth.

Further assaulting the Uttar Pradesh federal government over its handling of the probe in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav declared it was offering “bouquet” to perpetrators instead of bringing them to book.

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu ended his cravings strike on Saturday. Mr Sidhu had actually started fasting on Friday at the Lakhimpur home of late reporter Raman Kashyap, who was amongst the 8 people eliminated in the October 3 violence, and vowed to continue till Ashish reports to the authorities or is jailed.

Eight individuals died after an SUV– Mahindra Thar– owned by Ajay Mishra rammed into a group of farmers holding a tranquil demonstration as part of the national agitation against the Centre’s farm laws. The farmers have alleged Ashish Mishra was in the SUV. Both Ashish and his daddy have actually rejected the charge.

Published at Sat, 09 Oct 2021 20:25:24 -0500