New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday (October 8) said that his government will “not bow to pressure”, adding that no arrests will be made in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence without evidence.
The remarks were made at a conference organized by a private news channel. “Everyone is equal before the law and according to the Supreme Court, no one can be arrested without evidence, and the investigation is underway. An FIR has been registered against a written complaint and no one will be spared.
“We will not arrest anyone on the charges. But yes, if someone is guilty, he will also not be spared, whoever he is,” he said.
Asked about the opposition’s claims that the ruling BJP is trying to protect Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra, who is accused of crushing farmers during the Lakhimpur Kheri protest on October 3, the UP CM said Replied, “There is no such video. We have released the numbers, and if anyone has proof, they can upload it. Everything will be clear. There will be no injustice to anyone. To anyone.” Law will not be allowed to be taken in your own hands but no action will be taken. Under any pressure.”
Attacking the opposition, Adityanath said, “The priority of the government is to maintain peace and harmony. There are many faces among those who are behind the incident. However, things will become clear after investigation.”
As per the latest update in the matter, Ashish Mishra appeared for questioning before the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday (9 October). Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni, who reached his residence in Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday, claimed that his son could not report to the police on October 8 due to health reasons.
Eight people, including four farmers, died in the violence that broke out during the farmers’ protests in the state. Lakhimpur Kheri. Others who died were present in cars, apparently a part of a convoy of BJP workers who came to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya.
Farmer leaders have claimed that Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish was in the car that allegedly rammed some farmers protesting the deputy CM’s visit. An FIR has been registered against Ashish Mishra and others in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
(with agency input)