Four farmers and a journalist died when an SUV owned by Ajay Mishra ran over farmers from behind in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Wednesday. Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said, “We will demand that the Government sack the minister (Ajay Mishra Teni)”.
In his notice, he had requested and tried to draw the attention of the House to discuss the definite matter of urgent importance regarding the killings of the farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident as the UP Police SIT said the massacre was pre-planned and an act of negligence and to express the condemnation of the House and that legal action actions should be taken by the Government against the culprit Ashish Mishra and thereby sacking the Minister of Union Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra.
Four farmers and a journalist died when an SUV owned by Ajay Mishra ran over farmers from behind in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. In the ensuing violence, three more people — two of whom were Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and one was the driver of the car — were killed.
Earlier the Special Investigation Team said the killing of farmers at Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri was a “planned conspiracy” with intent to commit murder and not a case of death by negligence.
Ashish Mishra and others are already facing murder and conspiracy charges.
The killings at Lakhimpur Kheri caused massive anger among farmers, one of the most important voting blocs in the elections ahead.
The UP government faced many tough questions as the Supreme Court heard a petition on the case.
Last month, the Supreme Court directed the Special Investigation Team to complete the investigation expeditiously. It also added three IPS officers to the team – those who are not from Uttar Pradesh, though they are allocated to the UP cadre. This was done over concerns that local policemen would manipulate the probe.
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