Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Latest Update Live: Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, who was arrested last week after nearly 12 hours of questioning in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, has been sent to three-day police remand.
Ashish was named in an FIR following allegations that he was in one of the vehicles in the convoy that mowed down four farmers at the anti-farm law protest site in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, where they were protesting UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit on October 3.
Meanwhile, BJP sources said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a final call on MoS Ajay Mishra’s resignation once the police probe is completed. At least three senior party leaders The Indian Express spoke to pointed out that the Union Minister has denied his son’s involvement in the incident and that the police have not found any evidence against him.
In other news, bus services across Mumbai were shut following incidents of stone pelting at some places in the wake of the Maharashtra bandh called by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government to protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Eight BEST buses and one leased bus were vandalized between midnight yesterday and this morning in Dharavi, Mankhurd, Shivaji Nagar, Charkop, Oshiwara, Deonar and Inorbit Mall. Several shops and establishments across the state remained shut in solidarity with the bandh across the state.