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Lakhimpur violence: 3 more arrested, 13 so far including Ashish Mishra

MoS Ajay Mishra's son Ashish was arrested on October 9 and is presently in police custody.

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Lakhimpur Published on: October 23, 2021 17:32 IST
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Lakhimpur Kheri: Special Investigation Team (SIT) recreate the sequence of events leading to the incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Tikonia village as part of their ongoing investigation, in Lakhimpur Kheri, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. 

Three more arrests were made in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case on Saturday which had left eight people, including four farmers, dead during a protest by farmers on October 3. The total number of arrests made so far stands at 13, also including Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish. A senior police officer identified those arrested Saturday as Mohit Trivedi of Singahi town, Ranku Rana of Barsola Kalan and Dharmendra of Chimma Tanda both under Tikonia kotwali limits.

The arrests were made after their names emerged during the interrogation of other accused in police custody, the officer added. All the three accused would be produced in the court later in the day and the investigators would request for their 14 days police remand for further interrogation,he said.

An FIR was lodged at the Tikonia police station on October 3. The next day, a counter-FIR was lodged at the same police station on the basis of a complaint by Sumit Jaiswal, who has now been arrested. The SIT constituted by the state police is probing the case.

MoS Ajay Mishra's son Ashish was arrested on October 9 and is presently in police custody.

The nine other arrested accused include BJP ward member Sumit Jaiswal, Ankit Das, Latif alias Kale, Shekhar Bharti, Shishu Pal, Satya Prakash Tripathi alias Satyam, Nandan Singh Bisht, Ashish Pandey and Lavkush Rana.

 
Barring Ashish Pandey and Lavkush Rana, all other seven are in police custody for interrogation.

(With PTI Inputs)

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