Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Uttar Pradesh UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi has asked Lucknow airport not to allow Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to land at the airport.
It is pertinent to mention that Bhupesh Baghel and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had announced to visit Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on Monday (October 4), where 8 people died in clashes.
Sukhjinder Randhawa had stated that he "will be visiting Lakhimpur Kheri, UP, on Monday, along with a team of officials to have on the spot assessment of situation arising out of the killing of peacefully protesting farmers. I appeal to everyone to maintain peace at all costs. I will ensure guilty will be punished."
Likewise, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi tweeted, "I strongly condemn Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which innocent farmers have lost their lives & share condolences with bereaved families in this hour of grief. I also depute Deputy CM Sukhjinder Randhawa and MLA Kuljit Nagra to ascertain the situation and extend all help to aggrieved families."
As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said police.
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.
Meanwhile, Sanyukta Kisan Morcha alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni's son, while the others have been allegedly run over by the vehicles of his convoy in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district.
SKM is able to confirm the deaths of four farmers - Lovepreet Singh (20), Daljeet Singh (35), Nachattar Singh (60) and Gurvinder Singh (19).
The Lakhimpur Kheri incident incited violence in which police claimed that took of 8 people died.