Ashish Mishra taken to Crime Branch office for interrogation in connection with Lakhimpur Kheri violence

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday, took MoS Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra to the Crime Branch office for interrogation in the Lakhimpur Kheri district violence case, a day after he was sent to three-day police custody, an official told PTI.

On Monday, Chief Judicial Magistrate Chintaram granted three-day police remand, on a condition that Ashish would not be harassed and his lawyer would remain present during interrogation.

The Minister’s son was arrested on Saturday in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3 in which eight people were killed, including four farmers, three BJP workers and a Journalist.

Talking to PTI, senior prosecution officer (SPO) SP Yadav said that the UP police insisted for a 14-day remand of Ashish Mishra, but only got a three-day remand from October 12 to October 15.

On Saturday, Ashish Mishra was questioned for 12 hours in the Crime Branch office before his arrest. Now the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the state to investigate the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, will interrogate him about the incident, the senior police officer noted..

He further added that elaborate security arrangements have been made in and around the police line.

Ashish was named in an FIR following allegations that he was in one of the vehicles that mowed down four protesting farmers over UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit on October 3.

(Inputs from PTI)


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