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Lakhimpur: 2 Arrested; Priyanka Gandhi Meets Kin of Slain Farmers in Bahraich

Two persons accused in the Lakhimpur violence are being questioned, and summons have been sent to Ashish Misra.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Samyukt Kisan Morcha and various social activists burn effigy of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Teni Misra and his son, Ashish Misra.</p></div>
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The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday, 7 October, arrested two persons accused in the Lakhimpur violence. The police has also sent summons to the main accused, Ashish Misra, son of Union Minister Ajay Teni Misra.

Meanwhile, a Navjot Singh Sidhu-led convoy of vehicles of the Punjab Congress, that was proceeding to Lakhimpur Kheri in protest, was stopped by the Uttar Pradesh police at the interstate border, following which Sidhu was reportedly detained. He was subsequently released.

Eight persons, including four farmers, were reported dead in Lakhimpur on Sunday. Unrest had ensued in the area after three protesting farmers had allegedly been run over by a convoy of cars, one of which was purportedly driven by Misra's son.

The Supreme Court, which had taken suo motu cognisance of the Lakhimpur incident on Wednesday, said on Thursday, "Who are the accused and have they been arrested?" The matter will be heard again on Friday.

Snapshot

Snapshot
  • The UP government has set up a single-member commission of inquiry to investigate the death of eight persons in Lakhimpur Kheri

  • An FIR under the charges of murder and rioting had been filed against Union Minister of State Misra's son on Monday

  • A new version of an earlier video clip that showed an SUV purportedly ramming into protesting farmers from behind in Lakhimpur Kheri has emerged

  • The Maharashtra government has called for a statewide bandh on 11 October, to protest against the violence that ensued in Lakhimpur Kheri

  • The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has reiterated its demand for the arrest of Ashish Misra, and the sacking of Union Minister Misra

  • A Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi, along with Priyanka Gandhi had met the kin of slain farmers in Lakhimpur on Wednesday

10:19 PM , 07 Oct
KEY EVENT

UP Police Sets Up 9-Member Monitoring Committee for Lakhimpur Case

The Uttar Pradesh police has constituted a 9-member monitoring committee led by DIG (Headquarters) Upendra Agrawal in the Lakhimpur violence case against persons including Union Minister Ajay Kumar Misra's son Ashish, ANI reported.

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10:15 PM , 07 Oct
KEY EVENT

Navjot Singh Sidhu Released From Detention, Proceeds to Lakhimpur

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had been detained by the UP police earlier today, had been released and is proceeding towards Lakhimpur, ANI reported.

5 people, including some ministers and MLA of Punjab, have been permitted to proceed in four different vehicles, Preetinder Singh, DIG, Saharanpur Range, told ANI.

10:07 PM , 07 Oct
KEY EVENT

Priyanka Gandhi Meets Kin of Slain Farmers, Demands MoS Misra's Resignation

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, on Thursday, met the families of farmers Gurvinder Singh and Daljeet Singh, who had lost their lives in the unrest in Lakhimpur on Sunday.

Gandhi expressed her condolences to the bereaved families.

"They're demanding justice. MoS Home should resign from his post & accused should be arrested," she was quoted as saying after the meeting.

"PM Modi need to think what kind of message he is giving to nation. Why he (MoS Home Ajay Mishra) is still in PM Modi's govt? Doesn't he (PM Modi) have any moral responsibility? Why has the minister not been terminated yet?" Gandhi added.

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9:12 PM , 07 Oct

Rajasthan Congress Burns Effigies of Lakhimpur 'Killers,' Demands Hanging

The Rajasthan Congress, on Thursday, demonstrated against the unrest that had ensued in Lakhimpur. The agitation was held in Bharatpur, near the Uttar Pradesh border.

The Rajasthan Congress burned effigies of the 'killers' in the Lakhimpur unrest case, and demanded that they be hanged, the state unit of the party said on Twitter.

Earlier, the Congress unit of Rajasthan had planned to march to Lakhimpur.

"The march from Uncha Nangla to Lakhimpur Kheri was planned because Priyanka Gandhi was under detention. Now she has been released and she has met the families (of those killed in the violence) there so we dropped the plan to march to Lakhimpur Kheri," Govind Dotasra, president of the Rajasthan Congress, was quoted as saying by PTI.

Lakhimpur: 2 Arrested; Priyanka Gandhi Meets Kin of Slain Farmers in Bahraich
Lakhimpur: 2 Arrested; Priyanka Gandhi Meets Kin of Slain Farmers in Bahraich

Published: 07 Oct 2021, 8:23 AM IST
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