Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Gurnam Singh Charuni was released from Kithor police station in Meerut on Monday while he was on his way to Lakhimpur Kheri, Meerut Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhakar Chaudhary said. .
Where the Haryana BKU chief was taken into custody, farmers staged a protest outside the police lines.
Speaking to the media, Meerut SSP, Prabhakar Choudhary said, “Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni was on his way to Lakhimpur Kheri via Meerut. His visit to Lakhimpur Kheri would have affected the law and order situation as per the Code of Criminal Procedure. Section 144 (CrPC) has been imposed in Lakhimpur Kheri.”
“Gurnam Singh Chaduni was detained under section 149 of CrPC. He has been released now,” he said.
At least eight people were killed in the violence that broke out after a car collided with a protest against farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.
The United Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of several farmer unions, on Sunday issued a statement claiming the death of four farmers in connection with the incident and alleged that one of the four farmers was killed by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni. was shot and killed by Son-Ashish Mishra, while others were allegedly crushed by the vehicles of their convoy.
However, Ashish Mishra denied the allegations of SKM and said that he was not present at the place where the incident took place.