5 Oct 2021 4:43 PM GMT
A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra 'Teni', Ashish Mishra alias Monu in connection with the recent violent incident of Lakhimpur Kheri, in which a total of 8 people died, four of whom were mowed down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by Mishra. The FIR has been filed under Indian...
A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra 'Teni', Ashish Mishra alias Monu in connection with the recent violent incident of Lakhimpur Kheri, in which a total of 8 people died, four of whom were mowed down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by Mishra.
The FIR has been filed under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 302 for murder, 304-A for causing death due to reckless driving, 120-B for criminal conspiracy and 147 for rioting, 279 for rash driving, 338 for causing grievous hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life along with other penal provisions at the Tikunia police station.
The FIR states that the whole incident was "premeditated" and that the entire "conspiracy was hatched by the BJP Minister and his son" who committed the act in a display of hooliganism. The FIR also mentions 15-20 unnamed persons as accused.
The FIR further reads as follows:
"The incident took place at around 3 pm when Mishra, along with 15-20 others, who were armed with weapons, came to the protest site in Banbirpur in 3 speeding four-wheelers. Monu Mishra, who was sitting on the left side of his Mahindra Thar vehicle, opened gunfire, mowed down the crowd and went ahead. the firing led to the death of Farmer Gurvinder Singh, son of Sukhwinder, resident of Matronia in Nanpara."
The FIR also alleges that the vehicle of BJP MP's son, Ashish overturned on the side of the road and this caused injuries to several other people present on the side of the road and thereafter, Mishra opened fire, escaped from his car, and hid in the nearby sugarcane field.
The FIR also avers that a video was already viral in the social media, wherein BJP Minister has allegedly seen warning protesters who were opposing the centre's three farm laws. In the video, he had asked the protesters to mend their ways, however, despite this, the Central Government didn't act against the BJP Minister.
About the incident
On October 3, several farmers were holding protests against the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to Lakhimpur Kheri district, when four protesting farmers were killed after they were mowed down by an SUV.
Allegedly, the SUV was the part of the convoy of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra
Yesterday, the police filed a first information report against Ashish Mishra (son of minister Ajay Kumar Mishra) and several others in connection with the violence under Section 302 IPC.
An alleged video of the incident has also surfaced in social media showing a group of protesters moving forward on a road next to farm fields and then being mowed down by a grey SUV that speeds up from behind.
The Uttar Pradesh government has announced that a retired High Court judge will probe the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and also, 45 lakh compensation would be given to the families of the four farmers killed in the incident.