“Among the many unnamed accused within the (farmers’) FIR, six have been recognized up to now. Three of them had died on the spot. Two others – Lav Kush from Banbirpur and Ashish Pandey from Taranagar – have been arrested on Thursday,” a police assertion mentioned. ADG (Lucknow zone) SN Sabat advised TOI, “They are going to be produced in court docket.”
Earlier within the day, IG (Lucknow) Laxmi Singh mentioned, “They revealed the names of three individuals concerned within the incident. We can’t arrest them as a result of they’re lifeless. Now we have gathered essential leads from the 2 individuals we’re questioning.”
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On Thursday morning, the Supreme Courtroom had requested the UP authorities to file a report on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence by Friday. A single-member judicial inquiry panel of retired excessive court docket decide Pradeep Kumar Srivastava was introduced on Thursday. It would submit a report in two months.
The SIT initially introduced, in the meantime, had six members – Kheri extra SP Arun Kumar Singh, who was at Banbirpur village that day, two deputy SPs and three inspector-rank officers. Within the night, a brand new setup was introduced – the SIT may have eight members, led by DIG Upendra Agarwal, with PAC commandant Sunil Kumar Singh as a senior member and ASP Singh as a member, together with the others.