Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Killing of Farmers Was a Planned and Deliberate Act, Probe Panel Alleges

© AP Photo / STRVillagers watch a burnt car which run over and killed farmers on Sunday, at Tikonia village in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021
Villagers watch a burnt car which run over and killed farmers on Sunday, at Tikonia village in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.12.2021
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On 3 October, eight people, including four farmers, died after being mowed down by a vehicle allegedly belonging to Ashish Mishra, son of federal minister Ajay Mishra Teni, in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh state.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh State has said that the incident was a "well-planned and deliberate act, not an act of negligence or callousness".
This has been stated in an application filed before the area's Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM).
The application filed by the SIT seeks to invoke criminal charges, including an attempt against the 13 accused in the case. Federal Minister of State (Home) Ajay Mishra's son, Ashish, is among the 13.
Other charges that the investigating officers seek to add include "voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means, and acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention".
Meanwhile, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court last week denied bail to Ashish Mishra, and the matter will next be heard on 6 January 2022.
On 3 October, a convoy of three SUVs, allegedly belonging to Ajay Mishra, ran over a group of farmers protesting at Lakhimpur Kheri's Tikonia crossing area, killing eight people, including four farmers and a journalist. It also left nearly a dozen people injured, as farmers were protesting at the time against a visit by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politicians to the area.
During the incident, protesters lynched two BJP politicians and a driver of a Mahindra Thar vehicle in the subsequent violence.
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