Lakhimpur Kheri: Prashant Kumar, the ADG for Law and Order, said on Monday morning that two FIRs had been filed in connection with the violence that occurred, but no additional information was provided.
On Sunday, October 3, four farmers among eight people killed and 12-15 seriously injured in Tikunia village in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district after being run over by a car that was allegedly part of a convoy of vehicles in which the Union minister of state for home affairs Ajay Mishra’s son was traveling.
Farmers had assembled to protest
According to NDTV, Mishra’s son and numerous others have been charged with murder.
Prashant Kumar, the ADG for Law and Order, said on Monday morning that two FIRs had been filed in connection with the conflict, but no other specifics were provided.
The farmers, who had assembled there to protest against three controversial farm laws, have also accused the minister’s son of driving one of the cars that were associated in an encounter, a claim the minister has denied.
The protest was being held at that particular spot to block two ministers from visiting.
The scenario instantly turned tense with protestors supposedly burning cars and the Uttar Pradesh government dispatching heavy police personnel in the village and throughout the district.
Mobile internet service suspended
According to reports released Monday morning, the catastrophe claimed the lives of eight people, including four farmers.
As a result of the killings, mobile internet service has been suspended in sections of the district.
Section 144 has also been imposed, with the order stating that no one from Punjab should be permitted to enter the Lakhimpur Kheri region.
Police also erected barricades at the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border in Ghaziabad, causing major traffic delays on National Highway 24.
Local journalist Raman Kashyap was one of the people murdered in the tragedy, according to News18. Kashyap had gone missing on Sunday, according to the channel, and his death was discovered on Monday.
4 farmers killed in the unfortunate encounter
The Saiyuki Kisan Morcha claimed in a statement released Sunday night following a virtual press conference that it can confirm the deaths of four farmers, Lovepreet Singh (20), Daljeet Singh (35), Nachattar Singh (60), and Gurvinder Singh (19) and that roughly 12-15 people were injured “.
“It has been confirmed that Ashish Mishra Teni (son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni) arrived with three vehicles around the time farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers, before attacking SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly by attempting to run a vehicle over him. There were also shots fired, and one of the deaths was by this shooting by Ashish Mishra Teni and his team,” the SKM allegedly stated.
Teni stated that his son was not present at the time of the accident
According to News18, Ajay Mishra Teni stated that his son was not present at the time of the occurrence.
Farmers had thrown stones at the convoy, he claimed, and one of his cars had flipped as a result, crushing two farmers. Enraged farmers then assaulted his driver and three BJP volunteers in the caravan, killing them, he added.
The Uttar Pradesh police department tweeted about the tragedy early Monday morning, calling it “unfortunate” and announcing that eight people had died.
Farmers assembled in Tikunia to voice their displeasure by waving black flags at Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union minister Mishra, who were visiting the hamlet for a few government-sponsored events.
Mishra was born in Tikunia, which is also his paternal village.
One protestor died on the spot
Farmers claim they gathered Keshav Prasad Maurya at the helipad before returning to the road where the ministerial convoy would travel.
Farmers with black flags stood on both sides of the road at this point, according to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, and were run over by three automobiles in a convoy carrying Mishra’s son, Ashish Mishra, and his relatives.
According to farmers, one protestor died on the spot, while the others perished in a hospital from their injuries.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath took notice of the situation and asked assistant director-general Prashant Kumar to attend Lakhimpur Kheri to put the situation under order.
All the districts adjoining Lakhimpur have been put on high alert
“Given the Lakhimpur incident, the entire state has been alerted. All the districts adjoining Lakhimpur have been put on high alert. Instructions have been given to keep a close watch on any type of activity,” According to India Today, DGP Mukul Goyel said.
In the event of a flare-up, he added, extra forces will be sent to the district.
Rakesh Tikait, the BKU’s leader, departed Ghazipur early Monday and arrived at the location.
“The protesting farmers were attacked, fired at by the cars’ cavalcade in Lakhimpur Kheri,” he
claimed. BKU (ChaduniGurnam )’s Singh Chaduni has called for a mass meeting in Tikunia.
Leaders of the opposition prevented from reaching the location
Meanwhile, leaders from all political parties have criticized the act. On her way to meet the victims’ families, Congresswoman Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was allegedly detained around 4 a.m. on Sunday.
She may be heard saying to the police officers who stopped her at Sitapur in a video, “I am not more important than the people you have killed. You give me a legal warrant, a legal basis, or else I will not move from here and you won’t touch me. Warrant nikalo, order nikalo nahi to main yahan se nahi hil rahi hoon (Produce a warrant or a legal order or else I am not moving out from here).”