Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday demanded a probe by way of a sitting pass judgement on of the Excellent Court docket or a top courtroom into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and mentioned Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra, whose son is amongst the ones charged, must surrender to make sure an independent probe.
Priyanka Gandhi, who had on Wednesday met the households of 3 of the 8 folks killed within the violence, advised newshounds, “In my view and that of the victims’ families as well, the case should be probed by a sitting Supreme Court or high court judge, and not the retired judge.”
The Uttar Pradesh executive has constituted a one-member fee of retired top courtroom pass judgement on Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to probe the violence throughout a farmers’ protest rally that claimed 8 lives on Sunday.
Earlier than leaving for Bahraich, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned, “I don’t want to comment on the probe as it has not started yet. But I can say that for unbiased probe, the minister should resign as he has the Home portfolio and all this comes under him.”
The Congress chief mentioned the households of the sufferers she had met advised her that they weren’t within the reimbursement introduced by way of the federal government, however “want justice”.
The minister must be “sacked” and the ones concerned within the act must be arrested.
“All the police force was deployed to stop us and it surrounded victims’ families so that no one could reach there to meet them. But you (government) did not deploy your force to arrest the criminal. Where was the police on the day the incident took place. Is police only to stop leaders,” she mentioned.
She alleged that the copies of post-mortems given to the households of the lifeless had been illegible.
“I will continue my fight till the minister is sacked and his son is arrested. I have pledged this before the families,” she mentioned.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has lodged a case in opposition to the minister’s son Ashish Mishra in reference to the violence, however no arrest has been made but.
4 of the lifeless had been farmers, allegedly knocked down by way of cars pushed by way of BJP employees travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Leader Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an match within the space.
The opposite 4 had been two BJP employees, a motive force of Union Minister of State for House Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist operating for a personal TV channel.
Whilst the primary 3 had been allegedly lynched by way of the agitating farmers, the scribe, in step with his father, died after being hit by way of a automobile when he was once overlaying information of farmers’ protest in opposition to Maurya’s discuss with to Ajay Kumar Mishra’s local position.