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Lakhimpur Kheri deaths


Lakhimpur case: Chargesheet in, MoS son faces murder, conspiracy case

January 04, 2022 6:19 am

This is the first chargesheet in the October 3 case. Mishra's car was allegedly part of the convoy of vehicles that ran over a farmers' march against the farm laws.

To be and not to be: BJP keeps Teni around, but out of campaign sight

January 01, 2022 2:51 am

Much as the allegation that Mishra's son Ashish was part of the convoy that ran into a farmer protest march in Lakhimpur Kheri, leaving five dead, is embarrassing for the BJP, the MoS can't be easily dispensed with given his value as a Brahmin.

Lakhimpur Kheri case: Screws tighten on MoS son, SIT says killing of farmers was planned

December 15, 2021 8:33 am

"During the hearing, the defence counsel raised objections over including section 34 of IPC against the accused. They cited that conspiracy charge was already mentioned in the FIR," S P Yadav, senior prosecuting officer, Lakhimpur Kheri said.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Plea for separate FIRs against MoS, son junked

December 08, 2021 5:56 am

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of UP Police, which is investigating the case, has arrested 13 people, including Ashish Mishra and Ankit Das. Four persons have been arrested for the killing of two BJP leaders and a driver.

Lakhimpur Kheri case: Take a call on Ankit Das’s medical plea as per jail manual, orders court

December 06, 2021 4:32 am

Ankit, who is the nephew of former Union minister Akhilesh Das, said in his application he has been undergoing treatment for lumbar disc prolapse at a Lucknow hospital. He urged the court to allow him to go for a check-up and get the jail authorities to provide him with a surgical chair.

Lakhimpur Kheri: Retired judge visits spot of deaths, MoS Ajay Mishra’s village

November 26, 2021 3:00 am

Three IPS officers — Additional Director General SB Shiradkar, Inspector General Padmaja Chauhan, and Deputy Inspector General Preetinder Singh, who were incorporated into the SIT on the direction of the Supreme Court — also accompanied Justice Jain.

'Let ex-HC judge monitor day-to-day probe till chargesheet is filed': SC to UP govt in Lakhimpur Kheri case

November 08, 2021 8:38 pm

Justice Hima Kohli, who is part of the three-judge Bench hearing the case, suggested the names of Justice (retired) Ranjit Singh from Punjab and Haryana High Court and J Rakesh Kumar Jain.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC directs Uttar Pradesh govt to give security to witnesses

October 26, 2021 5:11 pm

During the hearing Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government told the apex court that the statements of 30 people, out of which 23 are eye witnesses, have been recorded so far under Section 164 of the CrPC.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Union minister's son Ashish Mishra remanded in police custody again

October 22, 2021 8:43 pm

Ashish Mishra is the main accused in the murder of four farmers and a journalist who were allegedly run over by a convoy of SUVs, including a Thar jeep owned by his father and Union minister Ajay Mishra.

Lakhimpur Kheri deaths: SIT seeks custody of MoS Ajay Mishra's son, 3 others

October 22, 2021 7:28 am

A local court is likely to hear the SIT application on Friday. Mishra, Ankit Das (nephew of former Union minister Akhilesh Das), his driver Shekhar Bharti and gunner Lateef are in judicial custody.