- 12 hours of questioning
- The defendant claimed that the vehicle was his.
- Eight serious charges have been brought against the defendants
Ashish Mishra has admitted that the vehicle that killed the farmers was his. But Ashish claims he was not in the vehicle. He has been charged with murder.
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Ashish appeared before police for questioning on Saturday. The questioning took place at the Crime Branch office in Lakhimpur. Ashish has been charged with eight counts, including murder. The high court had criticized UP police for treating Ashish as a defendant in any murder case.
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Ashish appeared before the police after the dramatic incident. Ashish was escorted to the office through the back door of the office with strong police warmth. Ashish claims to have been the organizer of a wrestling match at the time of the murder. Ashish claims to have a video proving he was at the wrestling venue.
Priyanka Gandhi has made it clear that she will not back down from the attack unless Ashish’s father, Ajay Mishra, resigns. With Ashish’s arrest, pressure increases for Ajay Mishra to resign. Farmer organizations will march in Lakhimpur Kheri on the 12th demanding the resignation of Ajay Mishra.
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