The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday suspended activist Yogendra Yadav for 1 month over his visit to the residence of deceased BJP worker’s residence who lost his life during the Lakhimpur violence. The decision was taken in an SKM meeting organised today, where Yadav was also present.
Yogendra Yadav had earlier visited the residence of BJP worker Shubham Mishra, who was killed in the Lakhimpur violence and had expressed condolences to the family members. Ever since his visit, farmer unions in Punjab were demanding an actions against him.
Meanhile, a local court on Thursday granted police three-day custody of the four accused in the Lakhimpur violence in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed. The court sent Sumit Jaiswal, Satya Prakash Tripathi alias Satyam, Nandan Singh Bishta and Shishu Pal to police remand. The accused were arrested in connection with the violence in Tikonia area and produced before the remand magistrate on October 19 that sent them to 14 days’ judicial custody.
The SKM has also demanded that the incident of lynching on the Singhu border be probed by a Supreme Court judge and Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Kailash Choudhary to resign to meet a leader of Nihang Sikhs. In a statement, the Morcha said, “SKM demands that Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Kailash Choudhary immediately resign who met a leader of Nihang Sikhs whose group was involved in the heinous murder. SKM demands a Supreme Court judge’s inquiry into the conspiracy.”