SIT files 5,000-page charge sheet in Lakhimpur Kheri case; Ashish Mishra prime accused

Kheri, 3/1:Almost three months after eight people were killed in violence during a farmers’ protest at Lakhimpur Kheri district, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing filed a charge sheet on Monday in which union Minister of State Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish was named the key accused.

According to the police sources, the charge sheet that runs into 5,000 pages has named 17 persons, including Ashish. As many as 14 of them have been arrested and were currently lodged in jail.


“Ashish Mishra has been made the key accused in the case,” said a senior police official in Lakhimpur Kheri.

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