Ashish Mishra to appear for summon on Saturday, Mishra traced from Nepal?

Ashish Mishra

New Delhi : The Uttar Pradesh Government informed the Supreme Court that Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra will appear before police at 11am on Saturday for questioning in connection to the Lakhimpur violence wherein eight lives were lost.

According to sources, the police is trying to trace Ashish Mishra by tracing his mobile number. His location was found to be near Gauriphanta on the Uttar Pradesh-Nepal border on Thursday.

He was apparently apprehensive of being arrested by the police.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said Ajay Mishra Teni had old connections with Nepal and it is now up to the Central government to intervene in the matter.

The Supreme Court today said that it is not satisfied with the Uttar Pradesh government’s reports regarding the Lakhimpur violence incident of October 3.

After the Uttar Pradesh government had filed status report in the case, the apex court said, “The highest police officer must protect the evidence in the case. Why wasn’t the accused arrested immediately? Why are they not treated like any other citizen? The local police has not done the job properly.” The court posted the matter for hearing on October 20 at 10:30 am.

Supreme Court has ordered Uttar Pradesh DGP to ensure that no evidence is destroyed.

Union Minister of State Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra was asked to appear before the police at 10 am on Friday in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, did not reach the police lines till 10.30 am, sources said.

Supreme Court stated that it was unhappy with the government action that has been taken by the UP government regarding the Lakhimpur incidence. The apex court expresses lack of faith in existing team of police officers handling the case. It also asked the state to consider if it wants a CBI probe.

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