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Lakhimpur Kheri Incident: Union Minister's Son Ashish Mishra Appears Before Crime Branch

The police administration has beefed up the security Lakhimpur Kheri Police Lines as the investigators wait for Ashish Misra.

Lakhimpur Kheri Incident: Union Ministers Son Ashish Mishra Appears  Before Crime Branch

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: Weeks after the Lakhimpur Kheri village incident in Uttar Pradesh, Ashish Misra the son of Union Minister Ajay Misra reached the office of Crime Branch for interrogation.

Sources said that during the interrogation Ashish has provided videos and affidavits of 10 person which he provided to the officials claiming that he was not present during the incident.

On Saturday the official of Crime Branch has informed that Ashish has reached the office of Crime Branch at 11 am. He was asked to appear before UP Police by 11 am today.

The police administration has beefed up the security Lakhimpur Kheri Police Lines as the investigators wait for Ashish Misra.

Earlier, the Supreme Court which had taken a suo motu cognisance, on Thursday has direct the stat government file a detailed status reports in 24 hours. The apex court has directed the state government to file the reports about what actions they have taken, including the name of arrested persons who were named in the FIRs for murder.

After a letter which was written by two advocates from Uttar Pradesh, a bench led by CJI NV Ramana had taken the suo motu cognisance of the matter. The apex court has termed the matter as "extremely unfortunate". The bench includedJustice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli—asked the state government to provide immediate medical treatment to the mother of deceased Lovepreet Singh who was in a critical condition.

Police in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri have arrested two persons in connection with the Sunday violence in Tikunia village in the district. The arrested persons have been identified as Luvkush Rana and Ashish Pandey, according to the police spokesperson. Both are said to be close associates of Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni. A Lakhimpur police official said that the two were seated in one of the vehicles that mowed down farmers in Tikunia village on Sunday. The two are being interrogated by the police.

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