SIT arrests farmer for lynching BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri as 90-day probe period draws to a close
Kheri, 3/1: A special investigation team (SIT) probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence made another arrest, of a farmer, in connection with the lynching of three BJP workers during the incident that took place on October 3, 2021.
Lakhimpur Kheri police and senior prosecution officer (SPO) SP Yadav said that Gurpreet Singh, 22, had been absconding since the SIT released pictures of the suspects nearly two months ago. Seven farmers have been arrested so far in connection with the incident.
The SIT had earlier arrested Vichitra Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Avtaar Singh, Ranjeet Singh, Kamaljeet Singh and Kawaljeet Singh in connection with the lynching of BJP workers.
An FIR of murder and rioting was initially registered against ‘unidentified farmers’ based on a complaint from BJP worker Sumit Jaiswal, who is a co-accused — along with Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son, Ashish Mishra — in connection with the deaths of four farmers and a journalist during the violence.