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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, 3 others taken to site to recreate crime scene

Amid tight security, the four accused were taken to the site of the incident on the Tikonia-Banbirpur road, around 60 km from district headquarters Lakhimpur city, police said.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, 3 others taken to site to recreate crime scene-dnm
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Lakhimpur, First Published Oct 14, 2021, 4:32 PM IST
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The SIT probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Thursday took Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra and three others arrested Ajay’s friend Ankit Das, gunman Latif and driver Shekhar Bharti in the case to recreate the sequence of events leading to the incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Tikonia village.

Amid tight security, the four accused were taken to the site of the incident on the Tikonia-Banbirpur road, around 60 km from district headquarters Lakhimpur city, police said.

The police had cordoned off the entire area, where the October 3 incident took place, in which four farmers were mowed down by an SUV and five others killed in the ensuing violence.

The accused were questioned about their presence at the spot on that day even though they knew that farmers were protesting there.

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

Meanwhile, a local court in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday denied bail to Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the murder of four farmers and a journalist who were allegedly run over by a convoy of SUVs, including a Thar jeep owned by his father and Union minister Ajay Mishra.

Ashish was arrested on October 9, after 12 hours of interrogation by the crime branch and was later sent to judicial custody.

Both he and his son Ashish Mishra have denied even being present at the spot, though the minister has admitted that the SUV belonged to him.

The three others -- Shekhar Bharti was arrested on October 12, and Ankit Das and Latif alias Kale were arrested on October 13. Das, Latif and Bharti are in police custody from October 14 to October 17.

A video clip of an SUV mowing down farm protesters in Lakhimpur Kheri has raised the heat on the UP government.

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