Lakhimpur violence: Union minister’s son questioned for 9 hours

New Delhi, Oct. 09: Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish was questioned today for nearly nine hours by the UP Police SIT probing the Lakhimpur violence.

At least eight people died in the violence that erupted on October 3 during a farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh.

Some farmers have alleged that Ashish was behind the wheels of a vehicle that ran over farmers, causing deaths and injuries.

Ashish Mishra appeared before the special investigation team (SIT) at around 10.30am on Saturday morning, after having skipped a summon to appear on Friday. His questioning was still continuing after 8 pm.

The development comes a day after the Supreme Court rapped the Yogi government in UP for not being proactive in arresting the accused in the case.

Lakhimpur violence: Navjot Singh Sidhu ends hunger strike after MoS Ajay Mishra Teni’s son appears before police

Lakhimpur violence: Union minister's son questioned for 9 hours
Lakhimpur violence: Union minister’s son questioned for 9 hours

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu ended his hunger strike on Saturday after the son of MoS home affairs Ajay Mishra Teni, Ashish Mishra, appeared before the crime branch in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Sidhu on Friday had started a hunger strike in Lakhimpur at the house of journalist Raman Kashyap, who died in the
violence on October 3.

Sidhu was demanding the arrest of Union minister of state for home affairs Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra.

As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on October 3, said Uttar Pradesh police.

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