Lakhimpur Kheri, October 14
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Lakhimpur Kheri case, on Thursday re-constructed the crime scene in the presence of four accused – Union minister’s son Ashish Mishra, his friend Ankit Das, gunman Latif and driver Shekhar Bharti.
The entire area, where the October 3 incident took place, in which four farmers were crushed by an SUV and four others were killed in the ensuing violence, was cordoned off.
The accused were questioned about their presence on the spot even though they knew that the farmers were protesting there.
Thursday is the last day of Ashish Mishra’s police custody and heavy police force was present at the spot.
The SIT arranged for three SUVs and also explained how the speeding vehicles crushed the farmers that day. The SIT examined the statements of the four people in the case.
The team of Forensic Science Laboratory, Lucknow was also present along with the SIT during this exercise. Rapid Action Force has also been deployed along with the Provincial Armed Forces on the spot. IANS