Lakhimpur violence: Accused Ashish Mishra surrendered sent to jail for 14 days

Lakhimpur violence: Accused Ashish Mishra surrendered

Lucknow:  Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, surrendered before the court on Sunday. Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni's son Ashish has been sent to 14-day judicial custody in Lakhimpur Kheri Jail. On April 18, the Supreme Court canceled Ashish's bail and asked him to surrender within a week. Ashish surrendered before the remand magistrate a day before the time given by the Supreme Court. Sunday was chosen to avoid the rush of media and public in court. The charges are to be framed in the district court on April 26. Earlier, Ashish was released from jail after 129 days on February 15.

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Series of incidents in Lakhimpur violence

A large number of farmers were demonstrating in Tikuniya village, adjacent to the Nepal border, about 70 km from Lakhimpur district headquarters, at around 3 pm on October 3, 2021, when suddenly three vehicles (Thar Jeep, Fortuner and Scorpio) trampled the farmers. Went. Angry farmers created a ruckus over the incident. A total of 8 people died in this violence. It included 4 farmers, a local journalist, and two BJP workers.

Violence erupted on 3 October in Tikunia town of Lakhimpur Kheri after farmers were crushed to death by a vehicle.

On February 10, the High Court ruled in favor of Ashish Mishra on his bail order.

On February 11, a correction application was filed in the court after there was a mistake in the bail order.

The bail order came on 14 February.

Ashish Mishra alias Monu was released on 15 February.

The scene changed after two months

Diljot Singh, a witness to the Tikunia violence, was attacked on 10 March.

On March 10, Diljot Singh lodged a report at Tikunia police station.

Hardeep Singh was attacked in Rampur in the month of April.

The lawyer raised the issue of assault on witnesses in the Supreme Court. The Top Court had summoned a report from the UP government and directed to provide security to all the witnesses. 

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