Lakhimpur Case: Ashish Misra Sent to Three-Day Police Remand With Conditions
Ashish Misra has been accused of mowing down protesting farmers with his car in the district, killing four of them.
Arrested for his role in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, which left eight people dead, including four farmers, MoS Ajay Misra's son Ashish Misra was on Monday, 11 October, sent to three-day police remand with conditions, reported ANI, citing SP Yadav, Prosecution Advocate.
Misra was, earlier in the day, produced before a Sessions Court in the area.
Misra has been accused of mowing down protesting farmers with his car in the district, killing four of them.
The MoS' son was arrested by a UP Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Saturday, 9 October, around 11 pm and sent to 14-day judicial custody.
Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders observed a 'maun vrat' in Lucknow on Monday, demanding dismissal of Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra.
Earlier on Saturday, Misra had appeared before the UP Police in answer to a summons sent to him, asking him to come to the Crime Branch for questioning. His appearance on Saturday came after he skipped the summons for Friday, following which the police sent another notice asking for his presence.
Following the interrogation, Misra was formally arrested.
After the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on 3 October, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Misra and 15 others under various sections, including murder and rioting. The UP Police SIT, on Thursday, 7 October, had arrested two men in this case.
Arrested for Non-Cooperation
Talking about the arrest, DIG in-charge of the probe Upendra Agrawal said Misra did not cooperate during interrogation.
“For non-cooperation and evasive reply, on these grounds we are taking him into custody and arresting him,” Agrawal said.
Sources told The Quint that Ashish's lawyer, Awadhesh Kumar Singh, produced video evidence and an affidavit from witnesses, who place him at a wrestling event when the fleet of three cars went on a rampage and mowed down farmers in Tikunia on 3 October.
Singh said they will move the court against the police custody on Monday.
(With inputs from ANI)
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