India / UP govt to give ₹45 lakh, jobs to families of 4 farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri

Zoom News : Oct 04, 2021, 04:05 PM
New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give Rs 45 lakh and a government job to the families of four farmers who died in the recent Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, ADG (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar told ANI. He further said that the government will also give Rs 10 lakh to the farmers who were injured during the incident.

"Govt will give Rs 45 lakhs & a govt job to the families of 4 farmers who died in Lakhimpur Kheri yesterday. The injured will be given Rs 10 lakhs. FIR will be registered based on farmers' complaints. Retired high court judge will probe the matter," ADG (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar said.

"It has already been made clear that no guilty will be spared. Arrests will also be made very soon. Post-mortem of bodies will be conducted as per law & last rites will be conducted as per their religious beliefs," ADG in Lakhimpur Kheri informed ANI.

Farmer leaders alleged that Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misra's son was in one of the SUVs which allegedly ran over the protesters. In clarification, the Union Minister issued a self-made video in which he claims that his son was not present during the incident. He further adds that some miscreants from the agitating farmers pelted stones on the car, which led to the incident.

The Lakhimpur Kheri violence has claimed 8 lives so far.

Earlier today, the Uttar Pradesh Police has detained the Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav who was staging the sit-in protest outside his residence against the Lakhimpur violence. Previously, Uttar Pradesh police had deployed its forces in considerable number outside former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav's residence at Vikramaditya Marg ahead of his scheduled visit to Lakhimpur Kheri.