UP: One viral video not enough for probe. say cops
Indian minister of state for home affairs Ajay Mishra (ANI Photo)
SN SABAT, additional director general (ADG), Lucknow Zone, on Wednesday (6) said the police cannot conclude anything on the basis of one video and said more evidence is being probed in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident of Sunday (3).
“The viral video may prove as evidence in the incident but we cannot reach any conclusion by seeing just one video, said Sabat when asked about a video showing farmers being run over by a vehicle.
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However, the ADG denied answering questions regarding the ongoing investigation.
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Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of several farmers’ unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra, the son of India’s minister of state for home affairs Ajay Mishra, arrived with three vehicles around the time that the farmers were dispersed from their protest at the helipad and mowed down some of them. They were also accused of attacking SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly but tried to run a vehicle over him.
However, Mishra refuted SKM’s allegations that he was not present at the spot when the incident took place.
Eight people died in all in the violence that was sparked off after the car overran the farmers. A video of the incident also went viral. However, another theory said that some miscreants mingled with the protesting farmers and pelted stones at the car which caused the ‘unfortunate incident’.