LAKHIMPUR KHERI KILLINGS : FOUR MORE ARRESTED, ACCUSED AJAY MISHRA BLAMES LOCAL POLICE

The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested four more people in relation to the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, making the total number of arrests 10. Eight individuals, including four farmers, one journalist, and three  BJP workers were killed in the violence that went down on 3 October. “Four persons were arrested on Monday by the Crime Branch of the Lakhimpur Kheri police along with the SWAT team. The SIT investigators and other senior officials are interrogating the accused and further probe is underway,” stated the UP police in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra has blamed the UP local police for the violence. While speaking at a prayer meeting at Singha Kurd village to commemorate the death of the three BJP workers, the minister accused farmers of being involved in the murder. He said, “The death of the three men is unfortunate, and the way the incident took place in the presence of officials shows the negligence of both police and the administration”.

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