Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police on Monday, 4 October, filed a First Information Report (FIR) for murder against Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni, who allegedly ran his car over the protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district of the state on Sunday, 3 October.
After BJP government controlled Modi media in India suppress the news of gruesome killings of farmers run over by car that become worst nigh mare for the people of Uttarpradesh especially the farmers
Social media never stopped to bring out the truth with release of videos in proof of innocence farmers .who were triggered by the BJP party men
Splco wish to bring the actual statements issued by two sides and request the readers to arrive to a conclusion
UNION MINISTER SON ASHISH MISRA’S STAND
Ashish Misra said that his convoy was passing through the area when ‘people who call themselves farmers’ threw a stone at his driver Hariom Mishra. Hariom Mishra was hurt on his head and lost his balance, according to Ashish Misra.
Due to the same, he drove the car into a corner. In the process, the vehicle trampled upon some people who had been throwing stones at him, as per Ashish Mishra’s account. This includes a farmer leader from Nanpara, who died in the incident, he said.
“They took the driver out of the car, who had probably already died, and beat him with sticks. There is a video of the same. Four to five of our people died, and another two or three are missing,” Ashish Misra said.
“If I had been present at the site of the incident, would I be standing safe in front of you? My car was burnt. But nothing happened to me. How is that possible [if I was at the site]?” he said.
Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Ajay Misra has also denied allegations that his son Ashish Misra was driving the vehicle which allegedly ran over protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.
As per Ashish Misra’s account, his convoy was on its way to receive Uttar Pradesh’s Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya when the incident occurred. He claimed BJP workers were hit with swords and sticks. “Those who do such things and kill people, can they really be farmers?” he asked.
Condemning the incident, umbrella body of farmers’ unions Samyukta Kisan Morcha released a statement on the clash.
As per the farmers, the protesters had planned to show black flags ahead of UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Tikunia, which is Union minister Ajay Misra’s ancestral village.
It is during a demonstration staged in front of Ashish Misra’s car, on its way to receive Keshav Maurya, that the Union minister’s son’s vehicle ran over protesting farmers, they said.
“Thousands of farmers with black flags occupied this morning the helipad at Maharaja Agrasen Ground to prevent the Deputy CM from landing there.
As reported earlier, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mr Ajay Misra Teni had issued an open threat to farmer leaders in a public meeting recently. The brutal attack on farmers is reported to have happened as the farmers were dispersing and leaving from the protest site,” SKM’s statement read.
Calling it a “brutal and inhuman attack on peacefully protesting farmers”, the farmers’ union said, “It is reported that one of the farmers was shot dead by the son of the Union MoS Ajay Misra Teni, Ashish (Monu) Misra.
At least two other farmers were killed in the incident (one on the spot, and another in a hospital), and around ten others injured seriously.”
The SKM claimed, “Farmers were also provoked into retaliation after this brutal attack, and that vehicles of the BJP leader were smashed.”
“The protesting farmers were attacked and fired at by the cars’ cavalcade in Lakhimpur Kheri,” farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said.
The SKM has demanded imposition of murder charges against Ashish Misra and all those who were involved in the incident. The farmers’ union has also sought the dismissal of Ajay Misra from the Union cabinet.