Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Sidhu ends hunger strike after Union Minister’s son appears before police


Lakhimpur Kheri: Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu ended his fast on Saturday after Ashish Mishra, son of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, appeared before the crime branch in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Sidhu had started a hunger strike in Lakhimpur on Friday at the house of journalist Raman Kashyap, who was killed in the violence on October 3. Sidhu was demanding the arrest of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni.

The Uttar Pradesh Police said eight people had died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on October 3. Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday registered a case of murder against Ashish Mishra.

Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmers’ unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, arrived with three vehicles when farmers were dispersing their protest at the helipad and landed on the farmers. And finally attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk too directly, tried to drive a vehicle over him.

However, Ashish Mishra denied the allegations of SKM and said that he was not present at the place where the incident took place.

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