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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Court rejects bail plea of Ashish Mishra, 2 more arrested

LUCKNOW: A court in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday denied bail to Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra in connection with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3.

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence last week during a protest against the Centre’s new agriculture laws. Farmer bodies have alleged that a vehicle which was part of Ajay Mishra’s convoy ran over the protestors. They have claimed that the car belonged to Ashish Mishra.

Mishra has been charged with multiple offences, including murder and criminal conspiracy, in the case.

Ankit Das and Latif alias Kale, who appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT), were taken in custody after questioning and produced in court which sent them in judicial remand for 14 days.

A Congress delegation led by party leader Rahul Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday to demand justice for the families of the farmers killed in the violence.

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