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Uttar Pradesh: Ban on entry of Punjab residents to Lakhimpur Kheri

By Rajan Nath -- October 04, 2021 10:10 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: The Uttar Pradesh Government has written a letter to the Punjab Chief Secretary and the Secretary, Home, banning the entry of Punjab residents to Lakhimpur Khiri in view of October 3 violence.

The decision has been taken to maintain law and order in the region. The Uttar Pradesh Government has urged the Punjab Chief Secretary to keep a check on people leaving the state for Lakhimpur Kheri, where Section 144 of CrPC was imposed following the death of eight persons in the violence on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, Union minister of state for home Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni's son, Ashish Mishra, and his aides have been booked based on the complaint lodged by farmers in connection with Sunday’s violence in the state’s Lakhimpur district.

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Lakhimpur Kheri superintendent of police (SP) Vijay Dhull said the FIR was filed under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 302 for murder, 120-B for criminal conspiracy and 147 for rioting at Tikunia police station.

Earlier, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait had demanded the registration of a murder case against Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni's son after the death of four farmers allegedly in an accident with a convoy of cars.

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He also demanded compensation for the victims, removal of the minister and government jobs to the kin of victims.

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.

-PTC News

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