Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Navjot Singh Sidhu ends hunger protest after Ashish Mishra appeared before police
Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu ends hunger protest, after the son of MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni, Ashish Mishra appeared before Crime Branch in Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case.
Lakhimpur Kheri: Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu ended hunger protest, after the son of MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni, Ashish Mishra appeared before Crime Branch in Lakhimpur Kheri deaths case.
Sidhu sat on hunger protest at the residence of deceased journalist Raman Kashyap in the Nighasan area of Lakhimpur Kheri demanding arrest of MoS Home Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra.
The Congress leader while leading a march to Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh had said, "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."
Thus, Sidhu sat on a hunger strike on Friday till Ashish Mishra reached Crime Branch in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel have announced a compensation of Rs 50 lakh separately to the family of four farmers who died in the Lakhimpur incident.
As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police. The UP cops have issued notice to Ashish Mishra under Section 160 CrPC, which concerns the attendance of witnesses. Legal experts have questioned the notice issued under this section to an accused in a murder case.
However, police sources say that a person summoned under Section 160 CrPC can also be arrested based on their statements.