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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Congress delegation meets President Kovind, demands MoS Ajay Mishra's dismissal

In the latest development, the police SIT has called in a forensic team from Lucknow to collect evidence from the crime scene at Lakhimpur Kheri and carry out photography and videography.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi arrives in Rashtrapati Bhavan-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Oct 13, 2021, 12:00 PM IST
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A Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri incident with President Ram Nath Kovind.

The delegation includes Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Mallikarjun Kharge, AK Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad. The delegation apprised the President about the incident as the Gandhi scions had visited the incident site and also met the family members of deceased farmers few days back. 

The Congress leaders placed two demands in front of President Kovind. Two sitting SC judges should probe Lakhimpur incident, those who committed murder should be punished, Rahul Gandhi told President Kovind. 

“We have two demands in the Lakhimpur injustice case - fair judicial inquiry, Immediate dismissal of the Minister of State for Home.” Rahul Gandhi said.  

Talking to media outside Rashtrapati Bhawan, Rahul Gandhi said, “We told the President that the accused's father who is MoS Home, should be removed from the post as a fair probe is not possible in his presence. Likewise, we also demanded inquiry be done by two sitting judges of Supreme Court.”

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Priyanka Gandhi said they want justice for farmers and journalist who were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri. 

“President has given us the assurance that he will discuss the matter with the government today itself,” she said.

 The former Congress president said MoS Ajay Mishra had threatened the farmers before the incident took place in Lakhimpur Kheri. We have demanded he be removed and a probe should be conducted by two sitting judges of the apex court. 

In the latest development, the police SIT has called in a forensic team from Lucknow to collect evidence from the crime scene at Lakhimpur Kheri and carry out photography and videography.

The forensic team from headquarters is said to visit the crime scene as well as the dangal spot where MoS Ajay Misra and his son claimed they were present when the deadly clashes happened at Tikunia in Lakhimpur.

Meanwhile, UP Police have arrested one more person in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and produced him in a court, which sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

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