Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ashish Mishra arrested after 12-hour grilling
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), October 9, 2021
Ashish Misra, the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police after 12 hours of interrogation on Saturday for his alleged role in the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri that left nine persons dead, confirmed Upendra Agrawal, DIG, Saharanpur (Range).
According to sources, Mishra has been arrested for not cooperating with the ongoing investigation by the police.
After being served a second notice, Ashish Mishra, who has been accused of running over farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, appeared before the police on Saturday to record his statement.
Many of his supporters also reached the Crime Branch office in Lakhimpur Kheri where the interrogation took place. His lawyer Awadhesh Singh was also present along with Sadar MLA Yogesh Verma.
The second notice sent by the police had asked Ashish Mishra to appear before it on Saturday after he failed to do so on Friday.
The notice had also warned Ashish Mishra that if he failed to appear, necessary legal action would be initiated against him.
The second notice was issued after the state government told the Supreme Court that Mishra would appear before the police on Saturday.
Heavy security had been deployed in and around the place where interrogation with Ashish Mishra was conducted. Barricades were set up at all entry points. Internet services were also suspended.