New SIT group reaches Lakhimpur Kheri, begins probe – Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) News

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IPS officers S.B. Shiradkar, Preetinder Singh and Padmaja Chauhan, together with retired decide of Punjab and Haryana High Court Rakesh Kumar Jain, who was not too long ago appointed by the Supreme Court to observe the Lakhimpur Kheri violence probe, visited the crime scene within the Tikunia village on Thursday afternoon.

The SIT group carried out an inspection of the violence spot and ready a map of the world. The group additionally visited Agrasen Inter school, the place the farmers had initially gathered for the protest on October 3. The SIT group then went to Banbirpur village, 4 kilometres away from the violence spot.

A wrestling occasion was organised in Banbirpur, the place Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya was speculated to be the chief visitor.

Later, on Thursday night, the SIT members held a gathering with all different SIT members, together with DIG and former head of the SIT, Upendra Agarwal. No official assertion was given out.

It could also be recalled that the Supreme Court had earlier expressed its reservations over the way wherein the investigation was being carried out by the sooner SIT and had integrated three IPS officers within the probe group.

The reconstituted SIT is now being led by 1993 batch IPS officer Shiradkar, at present posted as further director normal of police (ADG), intelligence, in Lucknow.

Preetinder Singh is a 2004 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre and is at present posted as DIG in Saharanpur vary.

Padmaja Chauhan is a 1998 batch IPS officer at present serving as IG, recruitment board.

Violence had damaged out throughout a farmers’ protest in Tikunia on October 3.

Four farmers and a journalist had been allegedly mowed down by the convoy of Union Minister of state for house Ajay Misra Teni’s son Ashish. Three BJP employees had been lynched after the offended farmers retaliated.

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