Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra fails to appear for SIT questioning
Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, booked in the Lakhimpur Kheri case, has failed to appear before the authorities for questioning.
Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra who was summoned in connection with the violence during the farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri, failed to appear before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday (October 8).
The summons was issued and pasted outside the minister’s house after reports stated that Ashish Mishra is untraceable after the incident. Meanwhile two persons have been arrested in the case, identified as Luvkush Rana and Ashish Pandey, close aides of Ashish.
Ashish Mishra has been booked under sections 147, 148, 149, 279, 338, 304A, 302, 120B of the Indian Penal Code in the case where eight lives were lost. He has been asked to personally appear before the police to produce material, written, oral and electronic evidence in his defence.
Meanwhile, today, the Supreme Court is also set to hear the UP government’s side in which the court had asked the authorities to explain who the accused are and why have they not been arrested yet.
On the other hand, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of farm unions will hold a meeting today to discuss the next course of action on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
SKM has also written to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding that MoS, Home, Ajay Mishra be sacked, and a murder case filed against his son.
On Sunday, as many as eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri following violence that broke out after a car mowed down protesting farmers.
The Opposition has been demanding immediate arrest of Ashish Mishra for his alleged role in knocking down farmers, who were run over by a vehicle linked to the minister.