Twitter explodes in anger after reports of Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, prime accused in Lakhimpuri Kheri carnage case, fleeing to Nepal


Twitter has exploded in anger after several reports claimed that Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra has fled to Nepal. Ashish Mishra is a prime accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case and was asked to appear the police on Friday.

The reports of Narendra Modi’s minister’s son fleeing to Pakistan evoked angry reactions from netizens. This is how they reacted;

Ashish Mishra is accused of being in the car that mowed down several farmers during their peaceful protest in Lakhimpur Kheri last week. His father, a junior home minister of India, was seen issuing threats to protesting farmers not too long ago as he flaunted his ‘past.’

Ajay Mishra was accused of killing a youth leader of the Samajwadi Party in 2000 before he entered the electoral politics in Uttar Pradesh. Although a local sessions court acquitted him in the murder case, the victim’s family has appealed the verdict in a higher court.

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On 25 September, Mishra was seen issuing chilling threats to protesting farmers saying that it would take him just a few minutes to make them fall in line.

In a viral video, Mishra’s car was seen running with full speed over the protesting farmers, leaving at least four of them dead. A journalist too was killed in the massacre.

Uttar Pradesh is government by Mishra’s party, the BJP, with Yogi Adityanath being the chief minister. Adityanath himself has a poor track record in tackling crimes in the state. He founded a militant outfit, Hindu Yuva Vahini, before becoming the chief minister. Even though he faced several cases of hate speech and breaking prohibitory orders, the UP chief minister withdrew all the criminal cases filed against him.

A report by The Scroll said that Adityanath was accused of attempting murder, criminal intimidation, rioting, promoting enmity between different groups and defiling place of worship, according to his own election affidavit.