Video emerges of jeep mowing down farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri
The video, posted by AAP leader Sanjay Singh, substantiates the claims made by farmers who had been claiming that this was no accident but a deliberate act.
The Congress party on Tuesday shared bone-chilling footage of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which protesters were run over by a convoy of vehicles allegedly belonging to Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misra's son Ashish.
The video, posted by AAP leader Sanjay Singh, substantiates the claims made by farmers who had been claiming that this was no accident but a deliberate act. However, the veracity of the video is yet to be officially made.
At least eight farmers lost their lives in the incident and the violence that erupted thereafter in Tinukia village. The video shows a group of farmers protesting on the road with black flags when suddenly a black jeep rams them from behind. The jeep does not brake even once while mowing down farmers. The video shows an elderly protester landing on the jeep's bonnet even as some jumped to the side of the road to protect themselves.
However, the video does not verify the claims being made the Opposition parties that the Union MoS Home's son was behind the wheel of the jeep. An FIR has already been registered against Ashish following the incident. However, he has denied driving the vehicle that ran over farmers or even being at the incident spot. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government had on Monday announced compensation for the next of kin of those who lost their lives and ordered a probe to be conducted by a retired High Court judge.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also shared the video posted by Sanjay Singh on micro-blogging site Twitter and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain why the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh had kept her in custody for over 28 hours without any order or FIR when the person who ran over farmers has still not been arrested