Violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh on October 3, 2021, Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni”s relative Virendra Shukla has been granted bail in connection with the death of four farmers and a journalist, whose deaths were allegedly caused by vehicles. It was due to being crushed by a convoy.
Lucknow: In connection with the violence that took place on October 3, 2021 in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni”s relative Virendra Shukla has got bail.
Virendra Shukla has got this bail in the case of the death of four farmers and a journalist, who were allegedly crushed to death by a convoy of vehicles.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case has named Shukla in the charge sheet accusing him of destruction of evidence.
Senior Prosecution Officer SP Yadav told on Tuesday that the SIT had filed the charge sheet last week, following which the notice was issued to Virendra Shukla, the Indian Express reported. On 10 January, Palliya Block Pramukh Shukla surrendered before the local court, which granted him bail.
Shukla is among 14 people named by the SIT in its chargesheet and is the first and only person to get bail in the case. Among the accused are Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra.
According to Yadav, a case has been registered against Shukla under section 201 (disappearance of evidence of offense or giving information to accused) of the IPC. Others face various charges like murder, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy.
The SIT has said that during investigation, it came across a convoy of three SUVs, including a Mahindra Thar of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra, which passed over a group of farmers who had gathered at Tikoniya crossing in the district. Was. After this, the protesters torched the Thar of Ankit Das, nephew of former Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das, and a Fortuner.
The driver of the third SUV Mahindra Scorpio had fled with the vehicle. According to the SIT, the third SUV belonged to Shukla and he hid it after the incident. The vehicle is now in the possession of the investigating agency.
It is known that on October 3, 2021, in protest against Lakhimpur Kheri MP and Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’, the agitated farmers there in a function organized in his (Teni) native village of Banbirpur to know about the death of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. was opposed to.
During this, a convoy of three SUVs, including a Mahindra Thor belonging to Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, rammed the farmers protesting at the Tikunia crossing in Tikunia in the district, killing four farmers and a journalist and nearly half. Dozens of people were injured.
There are many serious allegations against Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ and a dozen of his associates, like crushing four farmers with a Thar jeep and firing at them.
In the forensic investigation report, the main accused Ashish Mishra has been confirmed to have fired with a rifle and two other weapons.
Gurvinder Singh (22 years), Daljit Singh (35 years), Nakshatra Singh and Lovepreet Singh, besides journalist Raman Kashyap were among the dead farmers after being crushed by the vehicle.
Three people, including two BJP workers, were lynched by a mob after a group of protesting farmers were crushed by an SUV convoy.
They were identified as BJP workers – Shubham Mishra (26 years) and Shyam Sundar (40 years) and Hariom Mishra (35 years), the driver of the SUV of the Union Minister of State.
Two FIRs were registered in this regard at Tikunia police station.
The first FIR was lodged by a farmer Jagjit Singh in the death of four farmers and a journalist, in which he had accused Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home and 15 to 20 others.
The second FIR was registered in connection with the death of two BJP workers and a driver during violence after BJP worker Sumit Jaiswal rammed farmers with a vehicle, in which he had accused unidentified persons. After this SIT was formed to investigate the matter.
(with input from news agency language)
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