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SIT requests the court to modify Ashish Mishra case; Planned Conspiracy, not Rash Driving.

The charges have been asked to be modified by the Special Investigation Team against the jailed son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, namely Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri case in which farmers were killed.

The cops investigating the case have written to the judge that this was a “planned conspiracy” and that the charges for rash driving against Ashish Mishra should be modified.

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The Police also stated that the charge of an attempt to murder and voluntarily causing hurt should be considered.

The ruling BJP party is preparing for the upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh, while this new development in the Lakhimpur Kheri case signals huge trouble for Union Minister Ajay Mishra. Even despite the calls for the sacking of Ajay Mishra, he has remained in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

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Today in jail, Union Minister Ajay Mishra met his son Ashish Mishra.

This case of Lakhimpur Kheri has created a furore among the protesting farmers, and this rage among the farmers might lead to the disruption of the most important voting bloc in the upcoming elections.

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During the farmers’ protest on October 3, eight people were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

The situation ran out of control due to the agitation engrossed after the SUV driven by Ashish Mishra ran over four farmers and a journalist, after which violence broke out and three more persons were killed, including two BJP workers.

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A video also surfaced on the internet for days which caused shocks of waves and anger among people due to the graphics of an SUV at full speed overrunning the innocent farmers.

By the Lakhimpur police, two FIRs were filed.

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One FIR that was filed by the family of the dead farmers registered Ashish Mishra as the main accused.

Meanwhile, the other FIR was lodged against unnamed farmers by a BJP worker in Lakhimpur, namely Sumit Jaiswal, accusing farmers of instigating the violence which broke out afterwards the incident.

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In the surfaced video, Sumit Jaiswal was seen to be running away from one of the SUVs that ran over farmers.

In the Ashish Mishra FIR, Sumit Jaiswal was arrested later as the co-accused.

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After the Supreme Court heard a petition of the case, the Uttar Pradesh government had to face many tough questions.

The Special Investigation Team was directed by the Supreme Court to complete their investigation efficiently and rapidly last month.

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Three IPS Officers were also added to the team; these IPS officers are not from Uttar Pradesh and are allocated to the UP cadre.

This allocation has been done due to concerns over the manipulation of the probe, which could be done by the local policemen.

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