On Tuesday, Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni and a suspect in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, was brought to Reserve Police Lines in the district for his three-day police remands, which began today. On Monday, a court ordered Ashish to be held in police custody for three days, with the condition that he not be harassed and that his lawyer be present during interrogation.
In connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, he was arrested on October 9 after a 12-hour interrogation by the Uttar Pradesh Crime Branch. The violence on October 3 claimed the lives of eight people, four of whom were farmers.
So far, three people have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh, including Ashish Mishra. SKM, a group of farmer unions, released a statement about the incident, alleging that one of the four farmers was shot by Ashish Mishra, while the others were allegedly run over by his convoy’s vehicles.
Meanwhile, in response to SKM’s allegations, MoS Teni stated that his son was not present at the scene, and that some miscreants joined protesting farmers and pelted stones at the car, resulting in the ‘unfortunate incident.’ SKM’s allegations were also refuted by Ashish Mishra, who reiterated his absence from the scene of the incident.