Saturday, 04 December 2021

Three More Arrest in Lakhimpur Kheri Case

Three More Arrest in Lakhimpur Kheri Case

The SIT (Special Investigation Team) of Uttar Pradesh Police’s that is probing the Lakhimpur Kheri incident of 3rd October arrested three people on Saturday. In one of the SUVs that drive into protesters on 3rd October, killing four farmers and journalists were also killed in incidents.

The SIT identified Dharmendra, Rinku Rana, and Mohit Trivedi, all from Lakhimpur Kheri.

The number of people arrested in link with the killing of the farmers and the journalists tally to 13.

SIT officer said

“We have almost arrested all the people found involved in the killing of farmers and a journalist. If any other new name pop up then we will take action against them too. We are also fetching electronic evidence against the people involved,”

The investigating agency produced the three accused, and the local court sent the accused to judicial custody. The court to hear the SIT’s appeal for 14-day custody remand of the three on Monday said a police officer.

Police officer said

“Arrested persons were seated back of a SUV,”

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The other two vehicles involved were a Mahindra Thar, which belongs to Union Minister Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish is the prime accused, and a Fortuner owned by Ankit Das, the prime accused and nephew of Akhilesh Das, former Union minister. Both Ankit and Ashish are among those are arrested.

SIT came to know about the connection of Dharmendra, Rana, and Trivedi while interrogating Shishu Pal, who allegedly drove the Scorpio SUV. On Friday, The police reclaimed the car in the district based on information provided by Shishu Pal.

The police refused to say who is the owner of the Scorpio vehicle. The Fortuner and the Mahindra Thar were damaged and set ablaze in the violence triggered by the mowing down of the five people. Hari Om Mishra was driving the Thar who died in the violence, while Shekhar Bharti, among the 13 arrested, was driving the Fortuner. The SIT has so far collected statements of more than 20 witnesses recorded before going to a magistrate.

Meanwhile, the agency said it had accelerated its investigation into killing two BJP workers and Hari Om Mishra and added that it was currently collecting witness statements. The three people were killed after the cars drove over farmers. The police released six photographs recently of the violence and requested the public to provide the police with details.

SIT officer added

“We have received few pieces of details, and are currently verifying them,.”

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