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Lakhimpur Kheri: Sidhu allowed to visit violence-hit district; cops put notice outside BJP minister's house

The Lakhimpur Kheri incident has triggered a major political storm with opposition parties accusing the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of shielding the culprits.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 07, 2021 23:55 IST
Lakhimpur Kheri Violence LIVE Updates: Congress leader
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Lakhimpur Kheri Violence LIVE Updates: Congress leader Navjot Sidhu taken into custody at Haryana-UP border

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to explain who are the accused against whom FIR has been registered in connection with the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence, in which eight people were killed, and whether they have been arrested. Meanwhile, the UP police made the first arrests taking into custody two people and also summoned Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, an accused, for questioning on Friday. A day after Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh to meet the families of the victims killed in violence, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP's SC Mishra also travelled to their homes today. Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was earlier stopped at UP border near Saharanpur, was later allowed to visit the violence-hit district. The apex court has posted the matter for hearing on Friday (today). Eight people were killed in the violence on October 3 during a farmers' protest at Lakhimpur Kheri. The incident has triggered a major political storm with opposition parties accusing the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of shielding the culprits.

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  • 8:08 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Navjot Singh Sidhu granted permission to visit violence-hit district

    The police have allowed Navjot Singh Sidhu, ministers and MLAs to go to Lakhimpur Kheri. Only, 20-25 people have been given permission to go. At present, 12-13 people are present in the outpost and the remaining 7-8 MLAs are at the border. They will also be brought to the police station and all will be taken to Lakhimpur Kheri, Cabinet Minister Amarinder Raja Vading said. All of them will go to Lakhimpur Kheri in their own vehicles. UP Police will escort them.

     

  • 7:43 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Uttar Pradesh Police pastes notice outside the residence of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra

    Uttar Pradesh Police pastes notice outside the residence of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra in Lakhimpur Kheri, asking his son Ashish Mishra to appear before it on Oct 8 in connection with the violence

  • 6:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress workers detained near UP border in Yamuna Nagar

    Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu along with party workers & supporters were detained. Inside visuals from Sarsawa Police Station at Haryana-(Saharanpur) UP border.

  • 4:41 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Incidents of firing or any firearm injuries have not been confirmed: Lucknow Range IG Lakshimi Singh

    Two people are being questioned. They've confirmed role of three others who are dead. Technically, they have also been accounted for. These people are giving a lot of information. We are sending summon to the main accused (Ashish Mishra) for questioning. Incidents of firing or any firearm injuries have not been confirmed. Therefore, we will have to proceed with other evidence that have been given to us: Lucknow Range IG Lakshimi Singh on Lakhimpur Kheri violence investigation

  • 4:37 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Navjot Singh Sidhu taken into custody

    Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose convoy was stopped at UP-Haryana border, was taken into custody

  • 4:17 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    We are sending summon to the main accused (Ashish Mishra) for questioning: Lucknow IG Lakshimi Singh

    Two people are being questioned. They've confirmed role of three others who are dead. Technically, they have also been accounted for. These people are giving a lot of information. We are sending summon to the main accused (Ashish Mishra) for questioning: Lucknow IG Lakshimi Singh

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Navjot Singh taken to police station

    Navjot Singh Sidhu taken to police station after Congress leader insists on going to Lakhimpur Kheri. Police have stopped Sidhu's convoy in Saharanpur

  • 3:36 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Sidhu's convoy stopped at Yamuna Nagar (Haryana)- Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) border

    En route to violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu-led march stopped at Yamuna Nagar (Haryana)- Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) border. the border which has been closed by putting barricades and trolleys. Clashes erupt between police and Sidhu in Saharanpurafter Congress workers try to break the barricade.

  • 3:35 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Two accused arrested, 3 others taken into custody

    The Police have arrested two accused and three others have been taken into custody.

  • 2:27 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Not retired judge but sitting SC, HC judge should probe: Priyanka

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday demanded a probe by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court or a high court into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and said Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra, whose son is among those booked, should resign to ensure an impartial probe. Priyanka Gandhi, who had on Wednesday met the families of three of the eight people killed in the violence, told reporters here, "In my view and that of the victims' families as well, the case should be probed by a sitting Supreme Court or high court judge, and not the retired judge."

  • 1:38 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Will sit on hunger strike if Minister's son not arrested: Sidhu

    Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leads a march to Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh from Mohali. "If arrests are not made or he (MoS Teni's son) doesn't join the investigation by tomorrow, then I will sit on hunger strike," Sidhu said.

  • 1:02 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Lakhimpur Kheri: Hearing in SC to resume on Friday

    The Supreme Court has posted the matter for hearing on Friday. Eight people were killed in the violence on October 3 during a farmers' protest at Lakhimpur Kheri. The incident has triggered a major political storm with opposition parties accusing the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of shielding the culprits.

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    File status report on accused, those arrested: SC tells UP govt

    Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case | Supreme Court asks Uttar Pradesh Government to file a status report on who are the accused, against whom FIR is registered and those arrested.

  • 12:37 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: District-level committee begins probe

    IG, Lucknow Range on Lakhimpur Kheri incident said that for an unbiased probe, the district-level committee has started its work. "A judicial investigation commission under Justice HC Allahabad (Retd.) formed by the govt. We have issued a WhatsApp number & appealed public to send evidences on it."

  • 12:34 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    SC directs govt to provide medical facilities to mother of deceased

    CJI said: "We received a message right now that mother of deceased is in critical condition, due to shock of loss of son & is need of urgent medical attention. Immediately communicate to Your state government & take care. Provide all medical facilities." 

  • 12:33 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    All accused will be arrested soon, says IG Lucknow

    The district-level committee will investigate matter & submit the chargesheet in court while judicial investigation commission will conduct inquiry of the whole incident. Based on evidences, we'll soon arrest all accused involved in this incident: Laxmi Singh, IG Lucknow Range

  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Not suo motu, it is a PIL: Supreme Court

    Supreme Court begins hearing in the case registered by it on the violence that killed eight people in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3. Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case | CJI Ramana says two advocates wrote a letter to the court on Tuesday, we directed our Registry to register the letter as PIL but due to miscommunication, they registered it as a suo motu matter. 

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Accused not yet arrested as they are associated with BJP: Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra's son has not yet been arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case even though evidence pointed to his role in the incident. "As fingers are raised towards MoS (Ajay Mishra) in the BJP government, the accused in Lakhimpur case are not yet sent to jail," Yadav, who is visiting Lakhimpur to meet the aggrieved families, said.

  • 11:01 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Lakhimpur Kheri: Rs 45 lakh compensation given to families of victims

    The Uttar Pradesh government has paid the compensation amount of Rs 45 lakh to each of the deceased in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The list includes the 4 deceased farmers, 2 BJP workers, one driver and a journalist.

  • 10:31 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Union Minister should resign: Priyanka Vadra

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that "Justice is a right in a democracy. I will continue my fight for justice. All the affected families I met yesterday only demanded justice. The Union Minister needs to resign to ensure an unbiased investigation."

  • 9:58 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Retired HC judge to probe, submit report in two months

    A single-member Commission of Enquiry with headquarters at Lakhimpur Kheri was constituted to investigate the death of 8 persons in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

  • 9:06 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Akhilesh Yadav to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today

    Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra will visit Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the families of the deceased farmers today. 

  • 8:49 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Kejriwal seeks PM's intervention

    Demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the matter, Arvind Kejriwal said, "You should sack the minister involved and meet the families of the victims, they will get some strength if the PM supports them."

  • 8:39 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Minister's son named in FIR

    Union Minister's son Ashish Mishra has been named in an FIR in connection with the violent incident at Tikunia village in Lakhimpur Kheri for allegedly mowing down farmers who were protesting against UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit to the Union minister's ancestral village for a function. A total of nine persons, including four farmers and a local journalist, were killed in the incident.

  • 8:36 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Sack Ajay Mishra, meet victims' families: Kejriwal to PM Modi

    Condemning the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri that claimed nine lives, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dismiss Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is the prime accused in the incident. The Delhi CM also urged the PM to meet the bereaved families. "Indian citizens are watching what's happening in Lakhimpuri Kheri. They're expecting justice. But what kind of justice is this where a murderer is being shielded? Politicians and journalists are being stopped on their way to Lakhimpur," Kejriwal asked in a virtual address.

  • 8:15 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Lakhimpur Kheri violence sparks political storm

    The violence in Lakhimpur Kheri has triggered a major political storm with opposition parties accusing the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government of shielding the culprits. Of the eight people killed, four were farmers, who were allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an event in the area. The other four include two BJP workers, a driver of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist working for a private TV channel.

  • 8:13 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Rahul, Priyanka meet families of farmers killed in Lakhimpur

    Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met the family members of farmers killed in the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri and promised them all assistance. They arrived in Lakhimpur after the Uttar Pradesh government allowed them to visit the violence-hit district. Talking to newspersons later in the night, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said all the three families she met want justice.

  • 8:12 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Courts can restore faith of voiceless, says Sibal

    Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday thanked the Chief Justice of India after the Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and said courts in India are temples of justice that can restore the faith of the voiceless. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana is scheduled to hear the matter on Thursday.

  • 8:10 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Uttarakhand Congress workers to visit Lakhimpur Kheri

    Packed in 1,000 vehicles, Uttarakhand Congress workers led by party leader Harish Rawat to go to violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri from Ramnagar today

  • 7:15 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Courts can restore faith of voiceless: Kapil Sibal after SC takes cognisance of incident

    "Thank the Chief Justice of India for deciding to take up the matter suo motu. This is the need of the hour. This and courts in India are the temples of justice that can restore the faith of the voiceless who most often feel orphaned," Sibal tweeted.

     

  • 6:55 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Jharkhand Congress leaders stopped near Wyndhamganj by UP Police

  • 6:54 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Moradabad police, administration didn't give us permission to go further: Sachin Pilot

    Moradabad police, administration didn't give us permission to go further (to Lakhimpur). No reason specified...We were stopped here. Neither are they letting us go nor are they permitting us to stay here...They will drop us back to the border, Congres leader Sachin Pilot told reporters