Two other folks, allegedly a part of the convoy that ran over farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, had been reportedly arrested and Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra has been summoned for wondering. Inspector Normal of Police Laxmi Singh stated on Thursday: “If Ashish Mishra does now not abide via the summons, criminal process will likely be followed.”
IG Singh, however, said that there was no time limit in the summons sent to Ashish Mishra. The Union minister’s son has been named in an FIR lodged in connection with the October 3 incident under IPC section 302 (murder).
Those arested have been identified as Luvkush and Ashish Pandey; three other accused have also been detained by the police, sources said.
Four of the eight people who died 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 four others included two BJP workers, a driver of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist working for a private TV channel.
While the first three were allegedly lynched by agitating farmers, the scribe, according to his father, died after being hit by a vehicle when he was covering news of farmers’ protest against Maurya’s visit to Ajay Mishra’s native place.