Minister, In The Dock Over Farmers' Killing, Attends Event, Media Barred
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Minister, In The Dock Over Farmers' Killing, Attends Event, Media Barred

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October 7, 2021

Union Minister Ajay Mishra - whose son Ashish has not been arrested despite being named in a murder case connected with the death of eight people at Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday - attended a national conference of prison officials on Thursday morning.


New Delhi, 07 October 2021

As per news report of NDTV, The media, earlier invited to cover the event, was not allowed in. The invitation was withdrawn over concerns reporters could press Mr Mishra on the delayed arrest of his son. Ashish Mishra has been accused of murder and negligence in a FIR filed by UP Police. However, the authorities have yet to arrest or question him. Yesterday UP Police's Additional Director-General, Prashant Kumar, told NDTV "no one will be spared... Technical evidence is permanent. It cannot be influenced." On Tuesday a top state police official told NDTV the delay was because the force is "busy with negotiations with farmers and then with postmortems and then with getting the cremations done".

Source - NDTV

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