An FIR has been registered at the Dikonia police station on the murder and various charges against a trader and 13 others, amid demands by farm leaders to arrest Ashish, son of Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra, in connection with the Lakhimpur Gary incident on Sunday. Riot.
A separate FIR was registered at the same station by Sumit Jaiswal against unidentified persons accused of causing death due to negligence and murder.
Diconia Station SHO, Balland Gautam confirmed that two FIRs have been registered in the case, one of which was based on a complaint by a farmer.
On Sunday, a team of three SUVs owned by Misra collided with a group of agricultural protesters in Lakhimpur Kerry, Uttar Pradesh, killing eight people, including four farmers. Farm leaders said Ashish was driving an SUV.
However, Misra said his son, a businessman, was not at the scene when the incident happened. Union Moss told The Indian Express that the other four killed were “BJP workers and a car driver”, “attacked by armed men with swords and sticks among farmers”.
While UP police were tight-lipped, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) identified the four farmers killed as Lovepreet Singh (20), Taljeet Singh (35), Nachatar Singh (60) and Gurwinder Singh (19). They said 12-15 people were injured. An official of Lakhimpur Gary District Hospital, farm head Tejinder Singh was critically injured.
Opposition parties have strongly criticized the BJP state government for its “inhumane” and “horrific” incident and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Describing the incident as “unfortunate”, Adityanath said “severe action will be taken against the culprits” but his government would “go deeper into the incident and expose those behind today’s incident”. He also appealed to the people living in the area to maintain peace.