March 30, 2023

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Second chargesheet names four farmers for ‘lynching’ of 3 BJP men | India News – Times of India

BAREILLY: In its second chargesheet in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, a special investigation team (SIT) has named four farmers for the alleged lynching of three BJP workers who were attacked by an angry mob after a convoy that belonged to Ashish Mishra, the son of Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni, mowed down five men — four farmers and a local journalist — in Tikunia on October 3 last year.
The SIT had filed a 5,000-page chargesheet against Ashish and 12 others on January 3 and said the incident (the mowing down of four farmers and the journalist) was “premeditated and not an act of negligence”. The four farmers who have now been charged for the lyinching of the BJP workers are already lodged in the Lakhimpur Kheri jail. Three of them have been charged with murder and one for other related offences. Three other farmers who had been arrested earlier were released from jail in the evening on the court’s order.
Giving details about the second chargesheet, a 1600-page document, senior prosecution officer (SPO) SP Yadav told TOI, “In the chargesheet submitted by investigating officer SK Pal, four farmers, Gurwinder Singh, Kamaljeet Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Vichitra Singh, have been named as accused. A closure report was submitted against three farmers, Avtaar Singh, Ranjeet Singh and Kawaljeet Singh due to lack of evidence against them.”
Yadav added, “Gurwinder, Kamaljeet and Gurpreet were charged under relevant sections of the IPC.” sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with deadly weapons), 149 (offence committed in prosecution of common object),114 (abettor present when offence is committed), 109 (abetment), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 302 (murder), 427 (mischief causing damage), 436 (mischief by fire), and 504 (intentional insult).
“Vichitra Singh has been charged under IPC sections 109, 114, 427, 436 and 504,” he added. The prosecution has requested the court to impound important parts of the case diary under section 173 (6) of the CRPC.

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