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Lakhimpur Kheri: Union Minister’s son Ashish Misra arrested for not cooperating with probe, say police

Ashish Mishra at Crime Branch office in Lakhimpur Kheri on Saturday

Ashish Mishra at Crime Branch workplace in Lakhimpur Kheri on Saturday | PTI

Ashish Misra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Misra, has been arrested in reference to the violence that erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri final week.

He was questioned for 12 hours on the Crime Branch workplace in Lakhimpur Kheri on Saturday earlier than being positioned underneath arrest. The Crime Branch additionally seized Ashish Misra’s cell phone.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Saharanpur, Upendra Agarwal instructed reporters, “Ashish Misra, son of MoS (Home) Ajay Misra Teni, has been arrested as he was not cooperating in the course of the interrogation and did not reply a number of questions. He shall be produced earlier than the court docket.”

READ: How violence erupted in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri: A timeline of occasions

A physician’s panel has now been known as to the Crime Branch workplace for Ashish Misra’s medical examination. Ashish Misra’s lawyer mentioned that he shall be produced in court docket on Monday and can spend the evening in jail.

The working president of NDA ally Apna Dal (S), Ashish Patel, welcomed the arrest of Ashish Misra. “We now have hope that the households of deceased farmers will get justice,” Patel mentioned.

Sources instructed India Today earlier that Ashish Misra couldn’t furnish proof of his whereabouts between 2:36 pm to three:30 pm on October 3.

What led to Ashish Misra’s arrest?

A automobile a part of Ashish Misra’s convoy allegedly ran over a gaggle of demonstrators in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, killing 4 farmers.

The incident led to violence that claimed one other 4 lives, together with that of an area journalist.

While farmers’ outfits allege that Ashish Misra was contained in the automobile on the time of the incident, the Union minister’s son has denied such claims.

Ashish Misra on the Crime Branch workplace in Lakhimpur Kheri on Saturday | PTI

An FIR was registered on this regard in opposition to Ashish Misra on the Tikunia police station underneath Sections 302, 304-A, 120-B, 147, 279 and 338 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The probe was later handed over to the Crime Branch, which issued summons to Ashish Misra in reference to the case. The UP authorities additionally declared {that a} single-member committee comprising a retired High Court choose would probe the matter.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had pulled up the Uttar Pradesh authorities over the delay in inserting Ashish Misra in custody.

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