Violence in Lakhimpur Kheri: Ashish Mishra, 3 other people taken to recreate a crime scene; Tikait “unhappy” with the probe

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the The case of violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, which left eight people dead, on Thursday led Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish and three others to recreate the sequence of events leading up to the October 3 incident.

The accused were taken to the site of the incident on the Tikonia-Banbirpur road under high security.

Eight people died in the violence, including four farmers, who were reportedly run over by a convoy of vehicles, including one belonging to the MoS Ajay Mishra Union. The subsequent clash killed two BJP workers and their driver. A journalist was also killed in the incident.

Ashish Mishra was arrested on October 9, Shekhar Bharti on October 12, and Ankit Das and Latif on October 13. A total of six people have been arrested in connection with the case so far.

Earlier on Wednesday, a local court in Lakhimpur Kheri had Denied bail in Mishra, the main accused in the case.

Tikait unhappy with Lakhimpur violence case investigation

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday expressed his displeasure with the ongoing investigation into the Lakhimpur violence case and said the “red carpet arrest” of MoS Home’s son Ashish Ajay Mishra had fueled anger protesting farmers.

Calling for Ajay Mishra’s dismissal, Tikait said there cannot be a fair investigation into the case if the accused’s father continues to hold the presidency.

Police in Lakhimpur Kheri to recreate the sequence of events leading up to the incident in the village of Tikonia in Uttar Pradesh on October 3. (Express photo)

“The red carpet arrest of the minister’s son who is the main accused in the incident has fueled anger among protesting farmers,” the BKU chief told media in Aligarh. “The whole world understands that no justice can be done if the minister whose son is under investigation continues to take his seat,” he said.

He reiterated that the protest against Lakhimpur’s violence would intensify if Ajay Mishra was not removed from his post.

BJP leader seeks to sack MoS Union Ajay Mishra

BJP chief Ram Iqbal Singh on Thursday accused Union Minister Ajay Mishra of being behind Lakhimpur’s violence and called for his dismissal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said questions are also being raised about the prime minister so as not to sack the minister.

Alleging that Mishra was behind the violence, Singh, also a member of the BJP state executive, said his “threatening statement” added fuel to the fire.

“His son crushed farmers to death under his car. He was arrested after the intervention of the Supreme Court, but even today the minister is sitting in the chair. In such a situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should dismiss him immediately, ”Singh told the media.

He added that the image of the BJP government has been “tarnished” by the Lakhimpur incident and the murder case of the Gorakhpur businessman.

Varun Gandhi shares excerpt from Vajpayee’s speech in favor of farmers

In an apparent message to the government, BJP MP Varun Gandhi posted on Twitter on Thursday a short excerpt from a speech by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1980, in which he warns the government of Indira Gandhi of the time against the repression of farmers and gives them his support.

Gandhi tweeted: “Wise words from a leader with a big heart …”

The BJP MP, who expressed support for farmers who are agitating against the three agricultural laws, also called for strict action against those responsible for the deaths of the four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri.

He was recently expelled from the national executive of the BJP, which was seen as an indication of the party leadership’s dissatisfaction with the MP for Pilibhit.

Ashish Mishra still the political heir of his father in his village

In Banveerpur, the village of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, most are prepared to testify that his son Ashish Mishra was present at the scene of a wrestling event on October 3 when a convoy of vehicles, including one belonging to his father, mowed down a group of farmers. , killing four of them and a journalist.

Despite his arrest, most of the villagers vouch for Ashish’s innocence. For them, among his three siblings, Ashish, the eldest, remains Ajay Mishra’s political and commercial heir.