Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Punjab government has written a letter to UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi, seeking permission for the landing of the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's chopper so that he can visit Lakhimpur Kheri where 8 people died during the violence.
Punjab's Civil Aviation director informed UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi wanted to visit Lakhimpur Kheri.
Punjab CM Charanjit Channi on Monday expressed solidarity with bereaved families of farmers. "I'm leaving for Lakhimpur Kheri to be with my brothers and sisters in this hour of grief," he said.
Adding, he said that "I've also sought permission from UP Govt to allow landing and taking off of chopper at the site."
The development comes after the Uttar Pradesh government denied permission to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa for landing at Lucknow airport.
Also, the Uttar Pradesh Government has shot off a letter to the Punjab Chief Secretary and the Secretary, Home, banning the entry of Punjab residents to Lakhimpur Khiri in view of the October 3 violence.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur Kheri, Arun Kumar Singh confirmed eight deaths including four farmers and four occupants of the vehicle(s) that allegedly ran over the farmers.