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Updated on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 02:16 PM IST

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Sharad Pawar says govt is suppressing farmers' voices; demands probe by sitting SC judge

'Govt is suppressing farmers' voices': Sharad Pawar demands investigation by sitting SC judge in Lakhimpur Kheri violence | Photo: PTI

'Govt is suppressing farmers' voices': Sharad Pawar demands investigation by sitting SC judge in Lakhimpur Kheri violence | Photo: PTI

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday demanded an investigation by a retired Supreme Court judge instead of a retired High Court judge so that truth can come out in the Lakhimpur incident.

"We want that a sitting SC judge should investigate the Lakhimpur incident instead of a retired HC judge so that truth can come out. The government is suppressing farmers' voices but they will not succeed. We're with farmers and will take every step to solve their problems," Pawar was quoted as saying by ANI.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Police has registered an FIR against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Varda and 11 others for disturbing the peace in the state.

According to Hargaon Police station SHO Brijesh Tripathi, a case has been filed against 11 including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Devindra Hooda and Ajay Kumar Lallu under Section 107/16 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Congress has alleged that she was arrested yesterday while she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri.

Earlier in the day, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had claimed that she has been detained for the last 28 hours without any order or FIR.

As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) had on Sunday issued a statement regarding the incident claiming the death of four farmers and alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni's son, while the others have been allegedly run over by the vehicles of his convoy.

Meanwhile, refuting SKM's allegations, MoS Teni said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants merged with protesting farmers and pelted the stones on the car which lead to the 'unfortunate incident'.

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Published on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 02:16 PM IST
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