Four farmers were killed after being allegedly run over by the vehicle while four others were killed in the clashes thereafter, leading to tension in the Lakhimpur Kheri Uttarpradesh .
Farmer leaders claimed that Ashish Mishra son of BJP Union minister fired gun and was in one of the cars that allegedly knocked down some protesters opposing Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit.
However union minister of state for home, Ajay Mishra Teni, whose earlier statement apparently triggered off trouble on Sunday, said that his son Ashish Mishra Monu was not present at the site where the violence took place.
Denying this vehemently The farmers present there had alleged that Monu had mowed down farmers while driving his SUV. However uttarpradesh removed him from the crime / murder scene and police have taken Ashish Mishra to a safe house to ensure his safety and security.
Hearing the news Priyanka reached Hargaon in Sitapur district around 6.a.m on Monday, she was stopped.
After a minor scuffle with women constable, Priyanka demanded to see her arrest warrant. The police personnel took her into custody and she was taken to the PAC office in the district.
Priyanka Gandhi said, “I am not committing a crime by stepping out of the house. I just want to meet the affected families and share their grief. What wrong am I committing? And if I have done something wrong, then you (UP Police) should have an order, a warrant. You (UP Police) are stopping me, my car, but for what reason?”
Priyanka Gandhi then put up at a guest house in Sitapur, where she was found room very unclean and asked for broom and then seen sweeping the floors of the accommodation.
Other opposition leaders are also being stopped form proceeding towards Lakhimpur Kheri after Sunday’s incident, where the death toll has gone up to nine.
Security has been beefed up outside the residence of Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav, who had announced that he would visit Lakhimpur.
A large police force has been deployed on Vikramaditya Marg, and police trucks have been placed to block the entire road and restrict any possible movement.
Having made know their leader Akilesh yadav put under house arrest party cadres gathered at large and in the clash thereafter with police , a police jeep found burned .
As protests grew at large across Uttar Pradesh Mobile internet services have been suspended in parts of the violence-hit Lakhimpur district, where restrictions under CrPC section 144 which prohibits assembly of four or more people has also been imposed, according to local police officials.
Mayawati said in a tweet in Hindi. “BSP’s national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP S C Mishra was placed under house arrest late last night at his residence in Lucknow. It is continuing so that the party delegation under his leadership cannot reach Lakhimpur Kheri to get the correct report of the violence. This is very sad and deplorable,”
“Due to the involvement of two BJP ministers in the Kheri case, a proper government investigation of this incident, justice to the victims and strict punishment to the guilty does not seem possible. Therefore, this incident in which eight people have been confirmed dead so far requires a judicial inquiry. This is the demand of the BSP,” she said.
Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Ravan’s convoy was stopped near Khairabad in Sitapur. He has been detained at Sitapur police line.
Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh was stopped in Sitapur on his way to Lakhimpur Kheri on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. He was stopped during checking of vehicles in Laharpur area of the district.
As entire opposition and farmers organisation trained gun against Union minister son , Uttarpradesh BJP government left with no other option and FIR has been registered against Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra and several other persons in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.