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Fair probe into Lakhimpur violence not attainable until MoS is sacked: Tikait

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Oct 14, 2021

Voicing dissatisfaction over the probe into the Lakhimpur violence case after the “red-carpet arrest” of MoS Home Ajay Mishra’s son, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said a fair investigation is not possible till the minister is removed from his post.
He said the “red-carpet arrest” of Ashish Mishra has fuelled anger among protesting farmers.
Alleging that the investigating agency is going soft on Mishra’s interrogation, Tikait termed the probe a ‘guldaston wali puch-tach’ (investigation where bouquets are being presented).
Ashish Mishra, alleged to be in one of the cars that mowed down the protesters in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, was arrested after 12 hours of questioning last week. A court here had granted three-day custody of Ashish to police.
“The red carpet arrest of the minister’s son who is the main accused in the incident has fuelled anger among the protesting farmers,” the BKU leader told newspersons here.
“The whole world understands that no justice can be given i

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