Lakhimpur Kheri Case: Yogi rules out ‘under pressure action’

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on October 8, 2021, said no one will be allowed to take law into own hands in the state.

Maintaining that justice would be done in Lakhimpur Kheri case, the Chief Minister, however, also made it clear that no action will be taken under anyone’s pressure.

“We will not arrest anyone unnecessarily on the charge of any person, but yes, if someone is guilty, we will not spare him, no matter who the person is,” the Chief Minister told a news channel.

He said this in reply to the Opposition’s demand for the arrest of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra.

Ashish has also been named in the FIR registered in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. He was asked to appear before the police on October 8, 2021, but he did not appear

 “The Lakhimpur Kheri incident is sad and unfortunate, the government will go into the bottom of it. There is no place for violence in a democracy. When the law guarantees providing security to all, then no one has the right to take the law into own hands, whoever the person is,” said Yogi.  

He said that action has always been taken in Uttar Pradesh against those having sufficient evidence against them.

The government will do the same thing in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident too, Yogi asserted.

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence in Tikonia area of ​​Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3, 2021.  It is alleged that these farmers were hit by a vehicle. (PW News)

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