Sunday, October 17News That Matters

SIT recreates Lakhimpur Kheri crime scene in presence of Ashish Mishra, 3 others

Lakhimpur Kheri, October 14

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, on Thursday recreated the crime scene in the presence of four accused – Union Minister’s son Ashish Mishra, his friend Ankit Das, gunman Latif and driver Shekhar Bharti.

The entire area, where the October 3 incident took place, in which four farmers were mowed down by an SUV and four others killed in the ensuing violence, was cordoned off.

The accused were asked questions about their presence on the spot even though they knew that farmers were protesting there.

Thursday is the last day of the police custody of Ashish Mishra and a huge police presence was seen at the crime scene.

The SIT arranged for three SUVs and also dummies to recreate how the speeding vehicles mowed down farmers on that day. The SIT cross-checked the statements of the four people in the case.

During this exercise, the team of Forensic Science Laboratory, Lucknow, was also present along with the SIT. The Rapid Action Force has also been deployed along with the Provincial Armed Constabulary on the spot. IANS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *