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Congress issues adjournment motion to discuss Lakhimpur Kheri incident

Congress issues adjournment motion to discuss Lakhimpur Kheri incident

New Delhi: Congress MP Manickam Tagore on Friday gave an adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the killing of innocent farmers through rash driving by the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni in Lakhimpur Kheri district.

As per an ANI report, he asked the government to ensure the culprit is punished and asked the prime minister to dismiss Ajay Mishra.

The government recently decided to repeal the three farm laws namely the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act against which the farmers have been protesting for the past one year.

In the October 3 incident, four farmers and a journalist were allegedly mowed down by the convoy of Union Minister of state for home Ajay Misra Teni's son Ashish. Three BJP workers were lynched after the angry farmers retaliated.

After direction from the apex court a new Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up to probe the Lakhimpur Kheri which has started working now.

IPS officers S.B. Shiradkar, Preetinder Singh and Padmaja Chauhan, along with retired judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court Rakesh Kumar Jain, who was recently appointed by the Supreme Court to monitor the Lakhimpur Kheri violence probe, visited the crime scene in the Tikunia village.

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