Lakhimpur Kheri Highlights: UP Police paste notice outside Union minister Ajay Mishra's residence
The political row triggered by the Lakhimpur Kheri violence is heating up Uttar Pradesh; a Congress delegation including heavyweight leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi met the family of deceased farmers on Wednesday and demanded “justice, not compensation”. The BJP, wary months before the upcoming assembly elections in the state, has blamed Congress for seeking ‘mileage’ over the issue. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has also stepped in, registering a suo motu case; the proceedings are expected to begin on Thursday.
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Oct 07, 2021 08:11 PM IST
BSP national general secretary SC Mishra meets family of farmer killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence
On Thursday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary SC Mishra met the family of Lovepreet Singh, who was killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Sunday.
Oct 07, 2021 07:41 PM IST
UP Police paste notice outside Union minister Ajay Mishra's residence asking his son to appear before court on Friday
Oct 07, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Harish Rawat led ‘Virod march’ to Lakhimpur Kheri stopped by police in Bareilly
Uttarakhand Congress chief Harish Rawat-led march to Lakhimpur Kheri was stopped in Bareilly by UP Police on Thursday. Congress workers began a sit-in on the spot and tried to proceed ahead but Baheri’s sub-divisional magistrate Ashutosh Gupta and circle officer of police Ajay Gautam didn’t allow them on the pretext of law and order.
Oct 07, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Lakhimpur Kheri tragedy should not be linked with any other incident: Bhupesh Baghel
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Thursday that the Lakhimpur Kheri tragedy, where 8 individuals died, should not be linked to another incident. He made this remark after the opposition BJP accused him of “cheap politics” for approving an ex-gratia of ₹50 lakhs to the families of the deceased.
Oct 07, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Punjab Cong chief Sidhu, party MLAs taken to Sarsawa Air Force station
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and the party MLAs, cabinet ministers, and the state Youth Congress president accompanying him on the march to Lakhimpur Kheri were taken into custody at the UP-Haryana border and sent to Sarsawa Air Force station.
Oct 07, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Punjab Cong chief Sidhu, party MLAs taken into custody at Shahjahanpur border
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and the party MLAs accompanying him on their march to Lakhimpur Kheri were taken into custody at Shahjahanpur border. Additional forces have also been deployed to tackle the situation.
Oct 07, 2021 04:33 PM IST
'Incidents of firearm injuries not', says Lucknow IG
Lucknow Range IG Lakshimi Singh told reporters that no firearm injury or incidents of firing has been confirmed in Sunday's Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Adding that police “will have to proceed with other evidence that have been given to us” while conducting their investigation, reported ANI.
Oct 07, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Haryana-UP border blocked in Kairana to prevent entry of farmers, Cong leaders
Haryana-UP border in Kairana of Shamli district was blocked by administration on Thursday to prevent farmers and Congress leaders from entering. District Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur and SP of Shamli Sukirti Madhav are currently camping at the border.
Oct 07, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Punjab Cong chief Sidhu-led protest march stopped at Saharanpur border
The Congress protest march led by state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was stopped at the Shahjahanpur on UP-Haryana border on Thursday. Tension ran high in the area as a tussle ensued between police forces and the crowd of hundreds of supporters who had gathered in Sidhu's support after the march was stopped.
Oct 07, 2021 03:12 PM IST
2 arrested but Union minister Mishra's son still untraceable
Two persons identified as Luvkush Rana and Ashish Pandey have been arrested in connection with the Sunday violence, said a Lakhimpur police official. The official said both Rana and Pandey are close associates of the union home minister Ajai Mishra Teni's son Ashish Mishra. Further raids are on in search of other accused identified so far, the official added. However, the minister's son is still untraceable, the official said.
Oct 07, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi returns to Delhi after meeting families of deceased in Lakhimpur Kheri incident
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi returned to Delhi on Thursday afternoon after meeting the family members of those killed in the violent Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tried to meet the kin of the two deceased BJP workers in Bahraich but was refused permission by the police.
"I wanted to meet the two families of BJP workers ( who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident). I asked the inspector general that I would like to meet them if the families want to...but he straight away told me 'no they don't want to'. Then I said okay they convey my condolences to them," she told reporters.
Oct 07, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu leads protest march to Lakhimpur, says ‘will sit on hunger strike if arrests not made’
Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu led Punjab Congress to march to Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh today. “If arrests are not made or he (MoS Teni's son) doesn't join the investigation by tomorrow, then I will sit on hunger strike,” he said.
Oct 07, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Supreme Court asks UP govt to file status report on arrests in Lakhimpur Kheri case by tomorrow
Supreme Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on who are the accused, against whom FIR is registered and those arrested.
Oct 07, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Supreme Court explains how matter became suo motu instead of PIL
CJI Ramana says two advocates wrote a letter to the court on Tuesday, we directed our Registry to register the letter as PIL but due to miscommunication, they registered it as a suo motu matter.
Matter to be heard later today.
Oct 07, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Supreme Court begins hearing in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case
Supreme Court begins hearing in the case registered by it on the violence that killed eight people in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3.
Oct 07, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Supreme Court bench assembles for hearing
The Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli will begin the hearing in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case shortly.
Oct 07, 2021 11:16 AM IST
‘Affected families will get justice,’ says Union minister Kaushal Kishore
“The affected families will certainly get justice, the government had ordered an investigation into the case. The affected families have accepted the financial assistance provided to them by the government,” says Union minister Kaushal Kishore on Lakhimpur Kheri deaths.
Oct 07, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Union minister must resign to ensure unbiased probe: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
“Justice is a right in a democracy. I will continue my fight for justice. All the affected families I met yesterday only demanded justice. The Union minister needs to resign to ensure an unbiased investigation,” Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was quoted as saying by ANI after meeting families of the deceased.
Oct 07, 2021 09:55 AM IST
‘Protestors cannot be silenced through murder,’ says BJP MP Varun Gandhi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi took to Twitter on Thursday sharing the viral video of Lakhimpur Kheri incident and seeking justice for the farmers killed.
"Protestors can't be silenced through murder. There has to be accountability for innocent blood of farmers that has been spilled and justice must be delivered before a message of arrogance and cruelty enters the minds of every farmer,” he said.
Oct 07, 2021 09:36 AM IST
UP govt appoints retired Allahabad HC judge to probe Lakhimpur Kheri violence, report to be submitted in 2 months
UP government has appointed retired Allahabad high court judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava as a single-person Commission of enquiry to probe the death of eight people on October 3 in Lakhimpur Kheri district. The Commission has been given a period of two months to submit a report on the same.
Oct 07, 2021 09:28 AM IST
BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra will be visiting Lakhimpur Kheri today to meet the kin of the deceased farmers.
Oct 07, 2021 09:25 AM IST
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav to meet families of deceased farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri today
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to visit violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri today and meet the families of the deceased farmers as well as the family of a journalist who lost his life in the incident.
Yadav had earlier slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party government of having “surpassed the atrocities committed by the British”. The SP chief has demanded ₹2 crore for the families of the four farmers who died in Lakhimpur Kheri violence and the arrest of the accused.
Oct 07, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Congress shares new video of Lakhimpur Kheri violence
The Congress on Wednesday shared a video clip showing what happened in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, as an SUV ran over protesters, killing eight people. The video is claimed to be a longer and clearer clip of Sunday's violence. Watch here
Oct 07, 2021 07:32 AM IST
Jharkhand Congress delegation stopped from going to Lakhimpur Kheri
A delegation of Congress leaders from Jharkhand, led by state Congress president Rajesh Thakur, was stopped by the Uttar Pradesh Police near Wyndhamganj in Sonbhadra district while going to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the farmers, late last night.
"We are here since 3 AM. We want to meet our leader Priyanka Gandhi and go to Lakhimpur Kheri. But excuses of section 144 are being made by police. This is totally unconstitutional. UP Government is behaving in a dictatorial manner, they are not even ready to arrest us. It is such a coward government and they have no right to stay in power," said Rajesh Thakur.
The delegation also included state agriculture minister Badal Patralekh and health minister Banna Gupta.
Oct 07, 2021 06:17 AM IST
Thank CJI for deciding to take up Lakhimpur Kheri matter suo motu, says Kapil Sibal
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday thanked the Chief Justice of India (CJI), NV Ramana, for deciding to take up the Lakhimpur Kheri matter suo motu.
Earlier on October 4, reacting to the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Sibal had said, “This is the symbol of the arrogance of political party that is power. The ruling party is giving a message that they can do whatever they want and even run a car over those who are protesting.”
Oct 07, 2021 05:35 AM IST
Supreme Court steps in, CJI to hear Lakhimpur case
The Supreme Court on Wednesday registered a public interest litigation on its own on the violence that killed eight people in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district three days ago amid simmering tensions in the region and a visit by opposition leaders to the victims’ kin. Read More
Oct 07, 2021 05:31 AM IST
Lakhimpur violence: Congress delegation meets families after visit furore
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met the family members of farmers killed in the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri and promised them all assistance. They arrived in Lakhimpur after the Uttar Pradesh government allowed them to visit the violence-hit district.
Talking to newspersons later in the night, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said all the three families she met want justice. Read More
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