UP: Cops take minister's son to Lakhimpur Kheri to reconstruct crime scene
Lakhimpur Kheri/IBNS: The UP Police is attempting to "recreate" the Lakhimpur Kheri incident earlier this month when four protesting farmers and a journalist were mowed down by a convoy of vehicles, one of which belonged to Union minister Ajay Mishra.
Mishra's son, Ashish, who is accused of the farmers' murder, has been taken to the scene along with his friend and co-accused Ankit Das, reported NDTV, adding that the cops are using their cars to reconstruct the incident.
Ashish Mishra has denied involvement in the crime and the presence at the crime scene.
He has told police that he was present in his paternal village which is 2 km away when the incident took place.
Ashish Mishra was arrested last week - after spending nearly seven days as a free man despite being named in the FIR (first information report). Yesterday he was denied bail by a local court.
Sources said the SIT team confronted the main accused Ashish Mishra Monu with the other three accused on Thursday morning. After which, the SIT team took all the accused to Tikonia to get recreate the incident.
The head of the SIT, DIG Upendra Agarwal, Commandant PAC Sunil Kumar Singh, CO Sanjay Nath Tiwari, Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh, along with a large number of police, were on the spot along with all the 7 accused.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Chattaram earlier rejected the bail of Ashish Mishra Monu and Ashish Pandey.