Minister Ajay Mishra's son sent to three-day police remand in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case
New Delhi, Oct 11: The Uttar Pradesh cops have got three-day custody of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. He was arrested on Saturday after 12-hour of questioning.
"He has been sent to police remand with conditions," said, prosecution advocate SP Yadav.
On 3 October, a jeep owned by Union Home Minister for State Ajay Mishra mowed down a few farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri. Infuriated farmers then allegedly lynched some people in the vehicles. The other dead included two BJP workers and their driver.
The cops had arrested Ashish Mishra's close aides LuvKush and Ashish Pandey on 7 October, but the minister's son failed to turn up and remained untraceable. His father Ajay Mishra said that his son was unwell and would appear before the special investigation team formed by the UP government on Saturday, October 9.
The nine-member SIT is headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police (Headquarters) Upendra Agarwal. After 12 hours of investigation, Ajay Mishra was arrested by the cops on 9 October.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government observed a bandh on Monday to show their support for the farmers who died in the violence that killed eight, including four farmers.
On the other end, the 'antim ardas' prayers of farmers who died in Lakhimpur violence will be held on Tuesday. However, politicians are barred from attending the event. "No political leader will be allowed to share the stage where only Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) leaders will be present," PTI quotes BKU-Tikait's district president Amandeep Singh Sandhu as saying.
The SKM is an umbrella organisation of farmer unions and it is spearheading the protest against three farm laws, enacted by the NDA government in centre.
"Farmers and leaders of various farm unions from various states and districts of Uttar Pradesh will participate in the 'ardas' and 'bhog' programme in Tikonia," Sandhu added, stating that "no other programme apart from the 'antim ardas' and the 'bhog' has been communicated so far."