Four extra individuals, together with a BJP worker, have been apprehended by the Uttar Pradesh police and SWAT crew of the crime department on Monday within the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident, taking the variety of whole arrests thus far to 10, mentioned officers.
Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra together with others accused within the case have been additionally sent into judicial custody from police custody on Monday, they mentioned.
Eight individuals, together with 4 farmers, have been killed within the October 3 violence throughout a farmers’ protest within the Tikonia space of the district, with the incident snowballing into a significant political controversy over the alleged involvement of the Union minister’s son.
“Four individuals have been arrested on Monday by the Crime Branch of the Lakhimpur Kheri police together with the SWAT crew. The SIT investigators and different senior officers are interrogating the accused and additional probe is underway,” the UP police mentioned in a press release.
Those held have been recognized as Sumit Jaiswal, Shishi Pal, Satya Prakash Tripathi alias Satyam and Nandan Singh Bisht, the police mentioned.
According to the police, the SWAT crew additionally recovered a revolver within the identify of Satya Prakash Tripathi and three dwell cartridges.
So far, the particular investigation crew (SIT) has arrested 10 individuals together with the important thing accused Ashish Mishra, Ankit Das, Ashish Pandey, Lavkush Rana, Shekhar Bharti and Latif.
Ashish Mishra, Ankit Das, Shekhar Bharti and Latif have been remanded in judicial custody on Monday after practically a fortnight in police custody, the officers mentioned.
An FIR was lodged on the Tikonia police station on October 3 over the episode through which the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ was named as accused in addition to 15 to 20 unnamed individuals.
The subsequent day, a counter-FIR was lodged on the similar police station on the idea of a grievance by Sumit Jaiswal, who has now been arrested.
In the grievance, Jaiswal, a resident of Ayodhyapuri, recognized himself as a BJP worker who was on his approach to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya for a wrestling occasion at Banbirpur, the native village of the union minister, when the violence broke out.
(with PTI inputs)
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