Lakhimpur Kheri Incident: Ashish Mishra Sent To Three-Day SIT Remand
Lakhimpur Kheri, Oct 11 (TNA) Ashish Mishra, son of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, who is the prime accused in the Lakhimpur incident, was sent to three-day SIT remand by the court on Monday. The hearing began in the morning after Ashish's appearance through video conferencing.
After hearing the arguments of both the sides, the court gave the decision to remand Ashish. The SIT had sought 14-day remand of Ashish. Remand will start from October 12.
While granting the remand, the court has also imposed certain conditions. According to the lawyer, Ashish's lawyer will also be present during the interrogation. After the medical, Ashish will be taken into custody. Medical will be there even during admission in jail.
Apart from this, the SIT will interrogate from a distance. Earlier, opposing the remand, Ashish's lawyer said that he has answered more than 40 questions in 12 hours on Saturday. Hence, there is no need for remand now.
He said that the SIT wants to make Ashish confess the crime by using the third degree. He said that some photographs related to Ashish being present in the riot on the day of the incident were also shown to the court. The lawyer said that the SIT can also go to jail for interrogation.
The hearing for Ashish Mishra's remand began after his production through video conferencing. The hearing was halted for some time due to technical glitches. The SIT has sought 14-day remand from Ashish for his interrogation.
After the incident in Lakhimpur on October 3, Ashish Mishra was summoned for questioning on Saturday and arrested late in the night. DIG Upendra Aggarwal, who heads the SIT, had told reporters, after interrogation, that he (Ashish Mishra) was not cooperating.
Now the SIT wants to interrogate Ashish by taking him on remand. SIT has taken possession of Ashish Mishra's mobile. This mobile is also being investigated.