Lakhimpur Kheri: Union Minister’s son Ashish Mishra sent to 3-day Police remand

UTTAR PRADESH: Shops will still be closed in Maharashtra today as the state government has called a bandh to show harmony with farmers.

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday got three-day remand of Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish in the Lakhimpur Kheri savagery case. Total eight people were killed among four of them were farmers, this violent act took place on October 3. “Police had demanded a 14-day remand of Ashish. They have got three-day remand from October 12 to 15,” senior prosecution officer (SPO) SP Yadav stated to the reporters. The remand will end on 15th October in morning. The police remand was granted by Chief Judicial Magistrate Chintaram, with the condition that Ashish Mishra will not be harassed and also his lawyer must be present during interrogation, Yadav said. Earlier, a court had sent Ashish Mishra to 14-day judicial custody.

Ashish was arrested on Saturday, 9th October at night after around 12 hours of interrogation on accusations for the Lakhimpur violence. Mishra was named in an FIR that he run over his car over four farmers protesting over UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit last Sunday. While farmer leaders and opposition parties had been demanding Mishra’s arrest, the minister and his son had denied the allegations, saying he was not present at that time.

Meantime, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Sunday “warned” the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government that its deadline to sack and arrest Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ends on Monday failing which it will start phase-wise protests against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Earlier this week, the SKM had issued a final order, asking the government to act against MoS Home Ajay Mishra by October 11 failing which they would start a phase-wise programme to protest the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

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