[Oct 04, 2021 15:04]
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced a judicial inquiry in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident stating that an FIR has been registered based on farmers’ complaints.
Addressing a joint press conference flanked by BKU leader Rakesh Tikait, Additional Director General (Law and Order) of Uttar Pradesh police Prashant Kumar also informed that the farmers have now allowed the police to take the victims’ bodies for postmortem after being assured of arrests soon. “An FIR has been registered based on farmers’ complaints under the relevant sections. A judicial inquiry will take place to probe the matter under a retired high court judge,” the ADG said.
[Oct 04, 2021 13:48]
The Centre has deployed four Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) companies in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri where eight lost their lives following violence on Sunday. As per the order issued from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday following the request of the Uttar Pradesh government, four CAPF companies– two each from Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)– will be deployed in Lakhimpur Kheri till October 6 with immediate effect to control law and order situation in the area with the help of Uttar Pradesh Police. Soon after the order, one RAF and two SSB companies were deployed by Sunday evening while one RAF team is in its way and it will reach Lakhimpur Kheri anytime by this evening, a government source told ANI requesting anonymity.
“As per Home Ministry’s initial order, both RAF and SSB companies will be deployed in Lakhimpur Kheri till October 6,” said the source, adding “the deployment can be extended or cut short as per the need.” The highly placed source said that nearly 500 personnel of the CAPFs will be deployed round the clock in the area to maintain law and order as well as prevent any untoward incident until a further order is received.
[Oct 04, 2021 13:40]
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 45 lakh and a government job for the kin of four farmers who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident yesterday.
The state government has also announced that a retired High Court judge would probe the issue. Additional Director General (Law and Order) of Uttar Pradesh police Prashant Kumar said: “Government will give Rs 45 lakhs and a government job to the families of four farmers who died in Lakhimpur Kheri yesterday. The injured will be given Rs 10 lakhs. FIR will be registered based on farmers’ complaints. Retired High Court judge will probe the matter.”
[Oct 04, 2021 10:11]
Farmers have submitted a complaint against Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni and his son Ashish Mishra Teni at Tikunia over Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Sunday. Meanwhile, Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate Arvind Chaurasiya said, “I have received a memorandum (from farmers), demanding dismissal of MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni, registration of FIR based on their complaint, ex gratia payment to kin of the victim and government jobs to the family member of the deceased and judicial probe into the incident.” As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said police.
[Oct 04, 2021 03:38]
Ashish Mishra, son of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, on Sunday said that the allegations against him regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri incident are baseless and that he was not present at the scene of the incident.
Denying the allegations put against him, Ashish Mishra said that he was attending an event at Banbirpur at the time of the incident. “…Some unruly elements attacked our workers, killed 4-5 of them. I was in Banbirpur from 9 am till the end…I have not been at the (incident) spot for two days…It could be that they don’t like me and using politics…,” Ashish Mishra told ANI.
“Allegations against me are completely baseless and I demand judicial inquiry of this matter and culprits should get punished,” he added.
He further alleged, “Our three vehicles went to receive Deputy Chief Minister for an event. On their way, some miscreants pelted stones, set cars on fire, and killed our 3-4 workers by thrashing them with sticks”.
[Oct 03, 2021 22:34]
Following the death of eight people in the Lakhimpur incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the incident called it unfortunate.
“Chief Minister had expressed grief in the Lakhimpur incident. He called the incident very unfortunate. Uttar Pradesh government will investigate the matter in detail and will take strict actions against the culprits,” reads the state government statement. ADG Law and Order, IG Lucknow Range and Aditional Chief Secretary are present at the spot, the statement added.
[Oct 03, 2021 22:16]
Additional Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur Kheri Arun Kumar Singh confirmed eight deaths including four farmers and four occupants of the vehicle(s) that allegedly ran over the farmers.