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Ashish Mishra, minister’s son accused of murder in Lakhimpur Kheri violence, ignores summons

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While Ashish Mishra failed to appear before police, two other accused have been arrested in the case

Lucknow: Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, failed to appear before the police on Friday despite summons issued to him. He was accused of mowing down farmers who had participated in a protest in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.

Four farmers were among those killed in the incident. Since then, there has been a growing demand for Ashish Mishra’s arrest and his father Ajay Mishra’s resignation.

On Thursday, the Uttar Pradesh police issued summons to Ashish Mishra to appear at the Reserve Police Lines in Lakhimpur Kheri at 10 am on Friday.

However, he failed to appear at the said place.

An FIR has been registered against Ashish for murder. Around 15 others, too, have been named as accused.

The Supreme Court on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report, with details of accused and arrests made so far.

 

2 accused arrested

The police said they arrested Lavkush and Ashish Pandey, two other accused in the case. They have reportedly identified six accused, one of whom had died on the spot.

The entire place where the violence took place has been searched with a metal detector. Police found two cartridges of 315 bore firearm.

 

Leaders meet families

Earlier, Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi visited families of deceased farmers.

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, too, met bereaved families

 

 

 

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