Lucknow: Minister of State in Ministry of Home affairs Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra was questioned for more than nine hours by a special investigation team (SIT) of Uttar Pradesh police.
Minister’s son Mishra arrived before the SIT unit at around 10.30 am on Saturday. He appeared before the team following a second summon issued on Friday when he did not turn up for questioning.
During the time of questioning hours for Mishra, strong security personnel was set up with barricades in the area.
Farmer leaders and opposition party leaders continued to put pressure on the ruling party. The party leaders are asking for the dismissal of Ajay Mishra from the Union Council of Minister. They are also demanding the arrest of Ajay Mishra and his son.
The development of the case comes after the order of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court knocked the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh for not taking charge in arresting the accused.
A bench supervised by Chief Justice N V Ramana had stated, “the law must take its course against all accused” and “the government has to take all corrective actions in this respect to encourage trust.”
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu completed his “silent objection protest,” which began at 6.15 pm on Friday.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), originating the agitation upon the Centre’s three farm laws, claimed the violence was held under a pre-planned conspiracy.
While his son was being questioned, Union Minister Ajay Mishra was crowded with lawyers at the local party office.
The special investigation team holds nine members. These members of the group are headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Upendra Agarwal. They were asked to investigate the FIR registered against Ashish Mishra.
Around eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The violence took place on October 3, 2021, during a farmer’s protest in Uttar Pradesh.