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Lakhimpur case: Second FIR says protesters attacked BJP workers, not to mention killing of farmers

By PTI

Lakhimpur Kheri: The second FIR registered on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence claims that “bad elements” among the agricultural law protesters attacked BJP workers who were in an SUV but were not harvesting farmers or in the presence of Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish. has no reference to. car.

An FIR was registered on October 4 at Tikoniya police station for allegedly lynching BJP workers, while the other named Ashish Mishra, who was allegedly in a car that killed four farmers. Death had taken place.

The second FIR mentions only one “unknown rioter” who has been charged with IPC sections 302 (murder), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means).

It was registered on the basis of a complaint by one Sumit Jaiswal, who claimed that Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya was one of the BJP workers on his way to welcome him to a wrestling event where he was the chief guest.

The wrestling competition was organized at Banveerpur, the native village of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Theni’, whose son Ashish alias Monu was arrested on Saturday in connection with the death of four farmers.

On October 3, a total of eight people were killed in the violence during the protests in Tikonia area of ​​the district.

The dead included two BJP workers, an SUV driver and a journalist.

According to Jaiswal, journalist Raman Kashyap, car driver Hari Om and BJP workers Shubham Mishra and Shyam Sundar were beaten to death by the protesters.

However, the journalist’s parents have alleged that he was among those who were hit by a vehicle.

“The applicant was going to Kale Sharan Chowk along with BJP workers and was in Mahindra Thar (UP 31 AS 1000).

The driver Hariom, who was driving the vehicle, and my friend Shubham Mishra were on their way to welcome the chief guest,” said the FIR seen by PTI.

Jaiswal alleged that the vehicle was attacked with bamboo sticks, bricks and stones by the evil elements in protest against the farmers, injuring the driver Hariom and stopping the car on the roadside.

After this, the said protesters took Hariom out of the car and started beating him with bamboo sticks and swords.

We were pelted with stones and an attempt was made to escape from there and during this the said people caught my friend Shubham Mishra and started beating.

He claimed that he somehow managed to escape from the spot, otherwise he too would have been “killed”.

According to the FIR, he claimed that he later learned through social media that Hari Om and Shubham Mishra had been murdered, while “two other unidentified” BJP workers were also killed.

According to a plea made by the UP government in the Supreme Court, it has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for a fair and transparent investigation of the two FIRs.

According to officials, three accused have been arrested so far in the first FIR, including Union minister’s son Ashish Mishra.

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