LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and three others permission to visit Lakhimpur Kheri.
While Priyanka has already been arrested in Sitapur, Rahul has just arrived in Lucknow and will be heading to the district. Permission to visit Lakhimpur has been granted to all political parties in groups of not more than five persons.
Union Minister arrives in Delhi amid reports that Ajay Mishra’s son may surrender. In the FIR filed after the brawl on Sunday, Section 302 (murder sentence) was applied to Ashish. If the post-mortem examination reveals no bullet wounds, the case is reduced to 304 A (causing death by negligence), which is bailable from the police station.
In Sitapur where Congress politician Priyanka Gandhi was detained for attempting to enter Lakhimpur, the internet has been turned down. When the deceased farmer was cremated in Bahraich, the internet was apparently cut down for a few hours this morning. It was however, quickly restored.
Meanwhile officials in the Uttar Pradesh administration told that the state government has forwarded a thorough report on the violence to the Union Home Ministry. The facts of the cars that ran over, the subsequent assault on BJP supporters, the reasons for the route detour, and the details of the FIRs will be communicated with the Centre.