What farce! Police summons at the Mishra home.

What farce! Police summons at the Mishra home.

My son will go to police, says Union Minister; fails to show up

Police issues second notice to Ashish Mishra; fears of him absconding

Agency Report | Lucknow | 8 October, 2021 | 11:20 PM

Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni claims his son Ashish Mishra, an accused in the Lakhimpur incident, has not fled as reported in the media.

“My son will go to the police tomorrow and assist the probe. He has not escaped anywhere,” Mishra said on his arrival in Lucknow.

He said that his son was very much in their house in Lakhimpur.

On calls for his resignation, Mishra said: “The Opposition just wants resignation on every issue. Let the investigation begin, truth will prevail.”

He later went to the Chief Minister’s residence to meet Yogi Adityanath and also attend the party meeting for Avadh region.
Meanwhile, Ashish Mishra failed to turn up before the Lakhimpur police on Friday to record his statement.

Ashish had been summoned to appear at 10 a.m. at the crime branch office in the reserve police lines on Friday. However, he failed to turn up at the given time.

According to police sources, the police had been tracking Ashish Mishra’s mobile phone and his location was found to be near Gauriphanta on the Uttar Pradesh-Nepal border on Thursday.

However, he is apparently changing his location which is now said to be in Bajpura in Uttarakhand.

“We have alerted our counterparts in Uttarakhand and also Nepal, and teams have been set up to search for him,” said a senior police official.

Meanwhile, workers at his Dulari House residence in Shahpura area in Lakhimpur said that he had left home ‘two days ago’.

Apparently, he was apprehensive of being arrested by the police.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said Ajay Mishra Teni had old connections with Nepal and it is now up to the Central government to intervene in the matter.

Police in UP’s Lakhimpur on Friday issued a fresh notice to Ashish Mishra, asking him to appear before them on October 9 to record his statement.

The notice said that Ashish Mishra was asked to appear before the police on Friday but he failed to do so.

This time, the notice also warns Ashish Mishra that if he fails to appear on Saturday, necessary legal action would be initiated against him.

The second notice was issued after the state government told the Supreme Court that Mishra would appear before the police on Saturday. (IANS)