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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra's son Ashish 'untraceable'

Interestingly, Ashish, who had denied the allegations and claimed that he was not in the vehicle which allegedly ran over protesting farmers, had been giving interviews to the local media until Tuesday.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra's son Ashish 'untraceable'-dnm
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Lakhimpur, First Published Oct 7, 2021, 6:40 PM IST
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Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra's son Ashish who is accused of knocking down farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, was stated to be 'untraceable' on Thursday.

A Deccan Herald report stated that a senior police official said that the cops wanted to quiz Ashish, who was the main accused in the incident and was booked for murder, and were looking for him. "The whereabouts of Ashish Mishra is not known," the official said.

Interestingly, Ashish, who had denied the allegations and claimed that he was not in the vehicle which allegedly ran over protesting farmers, had been giving interviews to the local media until Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday appointed a single-member inquiry commission under retired Allahabad High Court judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to probe the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight persons lost their lives.

Also read: Lakhimpur Kheri case: Supreme Court seeks status report from Uttar Pradesh government

The judicial commission will have to submit its report within two months and its office will be located in Lakhimpur Kheri. The commission will likely start its probe in the next few days.

“The Governor is pleased to appoint Justice High Court, Allahabad (retd) Pradeep Kumar Srivastava as a single-member Commission of enquiry with Headquarters at Lakhimpur Kheri,” the notification dated October 6 said.

“The Commission shall complete the enquiry within a period of two months from the date of the issue of this notification. Any change in its tenure shall be at the behest of the Government,” it added.

However, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said the case should be probed by a sitting Supreme Court or high court judge, and not a retired judge.

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