Minister’s car runs over 4 protesters in Lakhimpur Kheri


Four farmers were among eight persons killed Sunday in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri after a convoy of three SUVs, including one owned by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, hit a group of farm protesters leading to a clash.

Following the incident, farm leaders called for the “arrest of the Minister and his son” who, they said, was driving one of the SUVs. They called for a probe by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court and said they would hold protests in all districts Monday to demand punishment for the guilty.

Section 144 is currently in force in Lakhimpur

Uttar Pradesh’s ADG (Law and Order), Prashant Kumar said that leaders of political parties have not been allowed to visit the district due to the imposition of Section 144 of CrPC. However, members of farmer unions are allowed to come here.

Akhilesh Yadav go to Lakhimpur

Opposition leaders want to go to Lakhimpur to meet the farmers, the families of the dead, but the administration is strict. When stopped, Akhilesh Yadav sat on a dharna on the road in Lucknow, after which he was taken into custody. Earlier Priyanka Gandhi was detained in Sitapur.

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