SIT arrests 3 more in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case – Times of India

BAREILLY: A special investigation team (SIT) on Saturday made three more arrests in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that took place on October 3, in which four farmers, one journalist, and three BJP workers lost their lives, while nearly a dozen were hurt.
Police said Mohit Trivedi, Dharmendra Singh and Rinku Rana have been held for their alleged involvement in the incident. Junior minister for home Ajay Mishra’s son, Ashish Mishra, is one of the co-accused. All the three arrested on Saturday were allegedly in the third vehicle, which was part of the convoy of three SUVs, one of which mowed the five men, and had been on the run after the incident. The SIT will seek their police remand for questioning. So far, 13 people have been arrested in the case.
Special prosecution officer S P Yadav told TOI: “All the accused were produced before the remand magistrate and they have been sent to judicial custody till November 2. We have also sought their police custody remand and our application will be heard by the chief judicial magistrate on October 25.”
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