Speaking to media on Friday, union minister of state in the home department, Ajay Mishra had reiterated that Ashish was not present at the site of the incident but at the venue of the program organised by him, 4 kms away from the spot. The FIR which names Mishra and 15-20 other people under sections 302 (murder), 304A (causing death by negligence), 120B (criminal conspiracy), among others, has mentioned that he was sitting the left side of the Thar vehicle , came firing towards the procession of farmers and ran over them. Gurvinder Singh, 22, died due to the fire shot, while Mishra fled into the field, it was alleged. Apart from Mishra, names of six people had come to light out of which three had already died on the spot and two other arrested on Thursday, the police had said after arresting two – Lav Kush and Ashish Pandey on Thursday.A total of eight people- four farmers, two BJP workers, Mishra’s driver as well as a local journalist were killed after Mishra’s car ran over a procession of farmers whk had gathered to protest in Tikonia. They were protesting against a speech given by Mishra on September 25 where he had told farmers to “mend their ways” or he would “teach them a lesson”.
Source: Economic Times