In the Lakhimpur Kheri case, the SIT, in its application in a court on Tuesday, had said that the killing of four farmers and a journalist was a “premeditated conspiracy”.
Lucknow: After the report of the special investigation team (SIT) in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, once again the demand for the resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni is rising. Meanwhile, government sources have told ABP News that Ajay Mishra will not be removed from his post. The source said that the SIT is investigating under the supervision of the Supreme Court. In such a situation, Ajay Mishra cannot influence the investigation. So there is no reason to remove him. Also, the source said that Ajay Mishra is not the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, who could influence the investigation. The charges are against Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, and he has not been convicted. So there is no need to remove Ajay Mishra from his post.
Today, there was a lot of uproars in the Parliament demanding the resignation of Ajay Mishra and for this reason, the proceedings of the house were adjourned for the day. In the Lakhimpur Kheri case, the SIT, in its application in a court on Tuesday, had said that the killing of four farmers and a journalist was a “premeditated conspiracy”. Simultaneously, the SIT had requested for inclusion of more serious charges in the case. The court had on Tuesday allowed the SIT to add the section of an attempt to murder in the trial.
Ashish Mishra Monu, son of the Union Minister of State for Home, and 13 of his associates are accused of thrashing the protesting farmers with an SUV in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in this incident and in the violence that followed.
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