- Two more arrests today
- Ashish’s bail statement rejected
- Ashish Pandey, who was with him, also did not receive bail.
The congressional delegation had met with President Ramnath Kovind to demand the removal of Ajay Mishra from the ministry following the arrest of Ashish Mishra. The president is reported to have made it clear that he will speak to the government about it.
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Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nabi Azad met with the president. Rahul demanded that the case be investigated under the leadership of the Supreme Court justices.
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Ashish Mishra was taken into police custody on October 9 in connection with the case. Ashish’s arrest was recorded after 12 hours of questioning. The court then placed Ashish in police custody for a further three days. The Supreme Court had criticized the delay in arrest in the case of a farmer who died in a traffic accident.
It is alleged that the minister’s son and his gang drove the vehicle among the peasants protesting against the central agricultural law. Four farmers were killed when a vehicle collided with them and four others were killed in the ensuing clash. According to the FIR, Ashish Mishra shot at the farmers. The FIR alleges that the attack on the farmers was planned.
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