Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni assured “fair investigation” into the murder case registered against himself and his son in connection with Sunday’s incident at Lakhimpur Kheri in which eight people died. As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police. MoS Teni also said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants mingled with protesting farmers and pelted the stones at the car which lead to the ‘unfortunate incident’.
Teni joined work at his office at the Ministry of Home Affairs situated in North Block here and also met Union Home Minister Amit Shah where he is according to sources understood to have briefed him about the Lakhimpuri incident. He said neither he nor his son was present at the spot when the Lakhimpur Kheri violence took place, Mishra said he is “ready to depose before any inquiry panel” and that “the case is being investigated from all possible angles engaging multiple investigating agencies”.
“Neither me nor my son were present at the spot when the violence broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri. Our car was diverted to a different route…. I am ready to depose before any inquiry panel,” Mishra.
Three days after eight people, including four protesting farmers, were killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri – many of the dead mowed down by SUVs including one allegedly belonging to junior Union home minister Ajay Kumar Mishra – no one has been arrested in the case yet.
The MoS said that action will be taken against whoever is guilty and that “investigating agencies will investigate every conspiracy to get to the bottom of the incident”.
Mishra also made it clear that investigation will be done in a fair manner and investigating agencies are working “without any influence”.
“All angles will be probed,” he noted.
When asked about his name being mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR), Mishra said: “I know the process of law and I assure to follow the due process as like common citizen.”