A senior Uttar Pradesh police official told media today to provide evidence that could lead to the arrest of Ashish Mishra, the son accused of murdering Union Minister Ajay Mishra, in an case where four farmers and a journalist were crushed under the wheels of an SUV, resulting in their deaths.
“Why don’t you help? Give us the videos,” Lucknow Police Inspector General Lakshmi Singh told DAILYNEWSCATCH when asked why the police had not even interviewed Ashish Mishra. five days after the horrible incident.
“Because this is a complex matter, the investigation will take time. We recovered two cartridges on the spot but the autopsy reports of the eight bodies do not indicate any gunshot wounds. why we need to look for more evidence, “he added. Mr Singh said.
In addition to the four farmers and a journalist, three other people who were in a BJP convoy were killed on Sunday after vehicles, including one belonging to Union Minister Ajay Mishra and allegedly driven by his son Ashish, crashed into a group of farmers holding a peaceful protest.
The Inspector General of Police told DAILYNEWSCATCH that two people were questioned in the case hours after the Supreme Court asked the UP government to respond within 24 hours to action taken following the horrific incident. occurred on Sunday.
The top police officer said Ashish Mishra had been summoned and asked to appear for questioning as soon as possible, and that further action against him would follow.
However, four days after an initial information report or FIR for murder was filed against him, no questioning took place, leading opposition parties to accuse the police of protecting the very son. in view of a Union Minister.
“We are not protecting anyone. The law of the land is equal for all. We will ensure that strict measures are taken,” the policeman told DAILYNEWSCATCH.
The UP government has promised to pay compensation of Rs 45 lakh to the families of the deceased.