Violence in Lakhimpur Kheri: 8 witnesses want security removed

Violence in Lakhimpur Kheri: 8 witnesses want security removed.

In an interesting fact, eight of the 90 key witnesses in the Lakhimpur Kheri case in which Ashish Misra, son of the Union Minister of State for Household Ajay Misra Teni, is the main defendant, want their police security removed. These witnesses have written to the local administration about it.

A total of eight people, including four farmers, died in the Tikunia area of ​​Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

Police provided security for each of the 90 key witnesses in the case after recording their testimony before a magistrate as instructed by the Supreme Court last month.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Arun Kumar Singh, who is also a member of the nine-member special investigative committee investigating the incident, said: “Eight key witnesses have submitted requests for their security to be removed citing personal reasons. Their Requests will be reviewed before removing security.”

Local police refused to reveal the identity of the witnesses who want their security removed.

It should be remembered that violence broke out on 3 October after a pickup truck ran over four farmers near the village of Banbirpur, under the Tikunia police ring of Lakhimpur Kheri.

Four other people, including two BJP workers, Shubham Mishra and Shyam Sunder, journalist Raman Kashyap and a driver Hari Om Mishra, were also killed.

Two FIRs were registered at the Tikunia police station, the first in connection with the death of four farmers and the second in connection with the murder of four others.

The special investigation committee investigating the case arrested 13 defendants, including Ashish Misra, in connection with the first case and two defendants in the second case.