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Updated on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 06:51 PM IST

Lakhimpur Kheri violence case: Ashish Mishra another accused denied bail, two more arrested

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A vehicle set ablaze after violence broke out after farmers agitating were allegedly run over by a vehicle in the convoy of a union minister, in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday | ANI

A vehicle set ablaze after violence broke out after farmers agitating were allegedly run over by a vehicle in the convoy of a union minister, in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday | ANI

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In the latest developemnt in Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Union minister Ajay Misra's son Ashish and one other person were denied bail by a magistrate's court on Wednesday.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Chinta Ram rejected the bail applications of Ashish Misra and his alleged accomplice Ashish Pandey.

Ankit Das and Latif alias Kale, who appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT), were taken in custody after questioning and produced in court which sent them in judicial remand for 14 days, official sources said.

With this, the total number of people arrested in connection with the mowing down of four farmers here on October 3 has gone to six. While the police sought their custody for interrogation, their lawyer opposed it saying no recovery is to be done from them.

The court reserved its order on the application for police remand of the two, they said.

Senior prosecution officer (SPO) SP Yadav told PTI that Ashish Mishra and his alleged accomplice Ashish Pandey moved bail applications on Wednesday but they were rejected by Chief Judicial Magistrate Chinta Ram.

Ashish Mishra, who was arrested on October 9 by the special investigation team after 12 hours of questioning, had been sent to three days in police custody from Tuesday.

The court also remanded Shekhar Bharti, arrested on Tuesday, in police custody for three days.

Police have now arrested six people--Ashish Mishra, Luvkush, Ashish Pandey, Bharti, Ankit and Kale -- in connection with the case.

Ankit Das and Kale, who is said to be a close friend of Ashish Mishra, appeared before the SIT at the crime branch office in Lakhimpur earlier in the day.

The investigators had summoned Das and Kale for questioning in connection with the October 3 violence that had left eight people, including four farmers, dead.

Das is the nephew of former minister Akhilesh Das.

On Tuesday, Das and Kale had moved an application for surrender before the chief judicial magistrate. Two BJP workers, a driver of the minister and a journalist were among those killed in the violence.

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Published on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 06:53 PM IST
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