The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 45 lakh and a government job to the families of the four farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kehri violence yesterday. The state government has also announced that a retired High Court judge would probe the issue.
ADG Prashant Kumar said that UP government will provide Rs 45 lakh and a govt job to families of 4 farmers who lost lives in violence. A compensation of Rs 10 lakh has been announced for those injured.
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' complaint. Retired high court judge will probe the matter: ADG (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar pic.twitter.com/Yoc8pcU0sP
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The ADG also informed that no leader of any political party will be allowed to visit the district because Section 144 of CrPC is in place. However, the members of farmer unions are allowed to visit the district.
Earlier, political leaders, including Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, were prevented from moving to the trouble-torn district by the Yogi Aditynath government. In the wake of the protests, the Lucknow administration clamped Section 144 CrPC on Monday. Meanwhile, Additional Chief Secretary, home, Awanish Awasthi wrote to Lucknow Airport authorities asking them not to allow Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder S Randhawa to land at the airport for their scheduled visit to Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday.
Eight people were killed on Sunday in the violence that erupted during a farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri ahead of a visit by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Farmers and BJP workers were among those killed. Two SUVs were set on fire by angry farmers in the clash near Banbirpur. Two FIRs have been registered in connection with the incident.