Union minister’s son Ashish Mishra arrested in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son, the first accused of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Ashish Mishra was arrested on Saturday after hours of interrogation by the Particular Investigation Workforce. The arrest was confirmed by deputy inspector normal Upendra Agarwal who’s heading the SIT. A day after staying away from interrogation, Ashish Mishra appeared earlier than the investigation group on Saturday morning. The interrogation lasted for hours because the particular investigation group ready over a dozen of questions for the Union minister’s son. Nevertheless, the solutions obtained through the marathon questioning weren’t passable, police mentioned. In direction of the night, unconfirmed studies claimed that he was arrested however the affirmation got here solely on Saturday night time.

“He was arrested after he didn’t cooperate within the interrogation. He couldn’t inform or validate numerous factors relating to his whereabouts on the time of the incident on the day of the incident. And we’ll attempt to get data after getting him on police remand,” Upendra Agarwal mentioned. 

Whereas Ashish was dealing with interrogation, his father Ajay Mishra Teni was huddling with a gaggle of legal professionals, studies mentioned.

After two of his aides have been arrested, the police pasted a discover on the Union minister’s residence asking his son to be current earlier than the investigation committee. On Friday, Ashish didn’t seem earlier than the committee and his father mentioned he was not effectively; he could be current on Saturday. 

Ashish was named within the FIR as the primary accused of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident the place 4 farmers have been crushed by a car by which Ashish was allegedly current. 4 others have been killed within the violence that started after the incident on final Sunday in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.