In a recent update regarding the Lakhimpur violence case, two farmers were arrested in connection with First Information Report (FIR) number 220 filed by Sumit Jaiswal. According to Lakhimpur police, accused farmers Kamaljit Singh (29) and Kawaljit Singh alias Sonu (35) were in hiding from police nearly two months after the incident.
The Special Commission of Inquiry will present the accused before the magistrate and request pre-trial detention. So far, six farmers have been arrested for the murder of BJP workers. In November last year, special investigators arrested four defendants, including Vichitra Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Avtar Singh and Ranjit Singh. An FIR was registered against unknown farmers for murder and inciting riots following the complaint of BJP worker Sumit Jaiswal.
Sumit Jaiswal himself is one of the 13 defendants mentioned in FIR number 219, while the son of Union Minister of State for the Interior, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Ashish Mishra is another defendant.
How the violence of Lakhimpur Kheri unfolded
On October 3, as farmers protested against the 3 Central Agricultural Laws in Lakhimpur Kheri outside an event venue where CM Keshav Prasad Maurya MP was to be present, one of the farmers was reportedly shot dead by Ashish Mishra – son Union MoS Ajay Mishra Teni and two farmers were killed after his car hit them. Prior to the incident, farmers were seen holding black flags displaying their disapproval of the Maurya helipad landing at Maharaja Agrasen Ground. In response to this horrific act, farmers began throwing stones at the overturned car, killing four BJP workers, including Mishra’s driver.