Lakhimpur Kheri: Two people were arrested Thursday and Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son asked to appear before police in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people were killed.
Ashish Mishra, the minister’s son who was booked for murder, has been asked to present himself before police at 10 am on Friday, a notice said.
Police identified the two arrested men as Luvkush of Banbirpur village and Ashish Pandey of Nighasan tehsil. They were earlier being questioned by police.
The Union minister’s son has been named in an FIR lodged in connection with the October 3 incident under IPC section 302 (murder).
Four of the eight people who died in Sunday’s violence in Lakhimpur Kheri were farmers, allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an event in the area.
The four others included two BJP workers, a driver of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist working for a private TV channel.
While the first three were allegedly lynched by agitating farmers, the scribe, according to his father, died after being hit by a vehicle when he was covering news of farmers’ protest against Maurya’s visit to Ajay Mishra’s native place.