- If there is evidence against the son, he will resign.
- Were on the scene
- Ajay Mishra with reply
“If there is any evidence that my son was there at the time of the incident, I will resign,” Ajay Mishra told reporters. Nine people, including four farmers, were killed when a vehicle overturned during a farmers’ protest in Kheri, Lakhimpur.
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The farmers’ protest came ahead of an event attended by Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Deputy Minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya, and the Union’s Interior Minister, Ajay Mishra. Ajay Mishra and Ashish said protesters attacked their convoy, killing three people, including the driver and two BJP activists.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against Ajay Mishra in connection with the incident. The police have registered a case of criminal conspiracy. Farmers’ organizations allege that Ashish Kumar was driving a vehicle among the farmers. Ashish, Ajay Mishra’s son, has been charged with murder.
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A case has been registered against 14 people, including Ashish Kumar Mishra, accused of murder. So far, 18 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes, police said. Meerut District Police Chief Vineet Bhatnagar said some people were trying to cause trouble. He said strict measures will be taken against those who move to cause trouble. Four Union Army companies have been deployed to Lakhimpur Kheri to deal with potential clashes.
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