Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Allegations against me are baseless, says Ashish Mishra

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Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra said on Sunday that the allegations against him in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident are baseless and he was not present at the spot.

Lakhimpur Kheri: Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra said on Sunday that the allegations against him in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident are baseless and he was not present at the spot.
Ashish Mishra refuted the allegations against him and said that he was attending a program in Banbirpur at the time of the incident. “…some unruly elements attacked our workers, killing 4-5 of them. I was in Banbirpur from 9 am till the end… I was not at the (incident) place for two days… Maybe they don’t like me and are using politics…,” Ashish Mishra told ANI.


“The allegations against me are completely baseless and I demand a judicial inquiry into the matter and the guilty should be punished,” he said.


He further alleged, “Three of our vehicles had gone to receive the Deputy Chief Minister for an event. On the way some miscreants pelted stones, set cars on fire and thrashed 3-4 of our workers with sticks.”


Uttar Pradesh Police said eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday.


Lakhimpur Kheri Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh confirmed the death of eight people, including four farmers and four riders, in a vehicle that allegedly ransacked the farmers.


The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) issued a statement regarding the incident which claimed the death of four farmers and alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, while Others have reportedly been crushed. their convoy vehicles.


Refuting SKM’s allegations, MoS Teni said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants merged with the protesting farmers and pelted stones at the car which led to an ‘unfortunate incident’.


“My son was not present at the spot. There were some miscreants who attacked the workers with sticks and swords. Had my son been there, he would not have come out alive.


During the Lakhimpur Kheri Yatra, our workers came to welcome us amid the protest of the farmers. Some miscreants from among the agitating farmers started pelting stones at the car and injured our driver. Due to this our car became unbalanced and 2 people died due to its grip. After this three of our workers were killed and cars were set on fire.” in a phone call.
“They killed people and damaged and set cars on fire. We have video evidence,” he said.


He said that “four of our (BJP workers) workers were killed” and added that cases under section 302 would be registered against the culprits. (ANI)

First published:October 4, 2021, 9:34 am

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