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The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report confirmed that in Lakhimpur violence weapons recovered from Union minister Ajay Mishra's son had been fired. Though the weapons had been discharged, it is unclear whether the rifle was fired on the same day of the violence or some other day.


Victims of the Lakhimpur violence Pawan Kashyap, brother of Raman Kashyap, and a journalist moved court for the registration of another FIR against 14 people, including the minister and his son, in connection with the scribe's death.


Eight people died in the violence while four of them were farmers who were allegedly knocked down by a vehicle carrying BJP workers on 3rd Oct then annoyed farmers lynched BJP workers and a car driver who were found dead.


Four weapons were seized including a rifle belonging to Ashish Mishra alias Monu Mishra,  pistol owned by Ankit Das, nephew of former Union minister Akhilesh Das, and a repeater gun of Das' bodyguard Lateef Kale.


A forensic report of the fourth weapon, a revolver owned by Das' aide Satya Prakash, is awaited. "Of the four weapons sent for ballistic examination to the FSL confirming that firing took place from three, including Ashish Mishra's rifle. 


In a complaint to Jagjit Singh, a native of Bahraich district alleged that the entire incident was a conspiracy by the minister and his son. The FIR stated that the farmers had gathered at the sports ground of the Maharaja Agrasen Inter-College to protest peacefully by showing black flags to Ashish Mishra and Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.


"Around 3 pm in Banbirpur Ashish Mishra, who was seated on the left side of a Mahindra Thar, opened gunfire and mowed down the crowd," the FIR stated farmer Gurvinder Singh, son of Sukhwinder, a resident of Matronia in Nanpara died because of firing.


Minister Ajay Mishra had denied the allegations that his son was involved in the episode that took place near his native Banbirpur village in the Tikonia area of the district.
The FIR has been lodged under Indian Penal Code sections 147, 148, 149 (all three related to rioting), 279 (rash driving), 338 (causes grievous hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life), 304A (causing death by negligence), 302 (murder), and 120B (party to a criminal conspiracy).


Meanwhile, journalist Raman Kashyap's brother Pawan Kashyap moved an application under section 156(3) of CrPC in a district court on Tuesday, seeking another FIR against 14 people, including MoS Home Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish Mishra, in connection with the death of his brother.


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Pawan Kashyap has submitted that his journalist brother had gone to Tikunia on October 3 to cover the farmers' rally, but was crushed to death by a speeding SUV as per the SIT investigation it is clear that his brother was crushed to death by a car. The next date of hearing will be on November 15.





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