Although opposition parties doubted the government’s intention to conduct a fair investigation into the Lakhimpur Kheri incident of violence, restless farmers and the government of Uttar Pradesh agreed to restore peace after the authorities announced compensation for the victims.
The government of Uttar Pradesh has announced an ex gratia of Rs 45 lakh for the relatives of each deceased and Rs 10 lakh for each injured.
Eight people, including farmers and BJP workers, were killed in the violence that rocked Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.
“The government will give Rs 45 lakhs and government employment to the families of those who died in Lakhimpur Kheri yesterday. The injured will receive Rs 10 lakhs. The FIR will be registered based on the farmers’ complaints. A High Court judge at the retreat will investigate the matter, ”Prashant Kumar said at a joint press conference with Union leader Bharatiya Kissan (BKU) Rakesh Tikait.
Tikait appears with an UP police officer
BKU’s Rakesh Tikait appeared on Monday with UP additional GM, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar, who announced that the state government, after discussions with farmers’ representatives, had decided to accept their requests.
Kumar has made it clear that no culprit will be spared. “Arrests will also be made very soon. The autopsy of the bodies will be carried out in accordance with the law and the last rites will be carried out in accordance with their religious beliefs,” he said.
“The parents of the deceased will receive an ex gratia of Rs 45 lakh and a job in the government. Each injured will receive Rs 10 lakh. FIRs under the relevant sections will be filed as requested by the farmers. The incident will be reviewed by a retired High Court judge and the perpetrators must be arrested within eight days, ”Kumar said.
“The leaders of the political parties were not allowed to go to the district because Article 144 of the CrPC is in place. However, members of the farmers’ unions are allowed to come here,” he said. He specifies.
Reports said that since Monday morning, the administration has held talks with heads of farmers who have been allowed to enter Lakhimpur Kheri to restore normalcy to areas affected by violence. It was only after the administration promised to arrest all the culprits and register the FIR, that the restless farmers accepted the government’s proposal.
Meanwhile, MoS Home feels a deep-rooted conspiracy throughout the episode.
The Union Minister of State for the Interior, Ajay Mishra Teni, whose son is at the center of all the controversy, demanded that Rs 50 lakhs each from the families of BJP workers killed in the violence.
“The case should be investigated either by the CBI, SIT or by a sitting / retired judge and strict action should be taken against the culprits,” he demanded.
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The Union Minister said BJP workers were attacked and killed with sticks and swords.
“Videos show that some abusers asked our workers to say that I asked them to mow down farmers. The allegations against my son are baseless. If he had been there he would have been killed, ”he said, adding:“ Before a person who died in the violence came from Nanpara, Bahraich, a protester is the district chief of the unit. Rudrapur of the Samajwadi Party. Many of these people were involved. The FIR should be registered and an investigation should be carried out. “