BJP Leader Among Four More Arrested in Lakhimpur Violence Case

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The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday, 18 October, made four fresh arrests, including that of a BJP leader, in connection with the Lakhimpur violence of 3 October, that had led to the deaths of four farmers.

The four accused, namely Sumit Jaiswal, Shishupal, Nandan Singh Bisht, and Satya Prakash Tripathi, have been arrested by the Lakhimpur Kheri Police and the SWAT team of the crime branch, NDTV reported, citing the police. A licensed revolver and three bullets have been retrieved from Tripathi.

Of the four accused, local BJP leader Sumit Jaiswal is one of the two complainants in the Lakhimpur case.

(This is a developing story. With inputs from NDTV)

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