Ankit Das and Latif alias Kale, who appeared earlier than the Particular Investigation Staff (SIT), have been taken in custody after questioning and produced in courtroom which despatched them in judicial remand for 14 days, official sources mentioned.
With this, the overall variety of folks arrested in reference to the mowing down of 4 farmers right here on October 3 has gone to 6.
Whereas the police sought their custody for interrogation, their lawyer opposed it saying no restoration is to be executed from them.
The courtroom reserved its order on the applying for police remand of the 2, they mentioned.
Senior prosecution officer (SPO) SP Yadav advised PTI that Ashish Mishra and his alleged confederate Ashish Pandey moved bail functions on Wednesday however they have been rejected by Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace Chinta Ram.
Ashish Mishra, who was arrested on October 9 by the particular investigation workforce after 12 hours of questioning, had been despatched to 3 days in police custody from Tuesday.
The courtroom additionally remanded Shekhar Bharti, arrested on Tuesday, in police custody for 3 days.
Police have now arrested six folks–Ashish Mishra, Luvkush, Ashish Pandey, Bharti, Ankit and Kale — in reference to the case.
Ankit Das and Kale, who is claimed to be an in depth good friend of Ashish Mishra,appeared earlier than the SIT on the crime department workplace in Lakhimpur earlier within the day.
The investigators had summoned Das and Kale for questioning in reference to the October 3 violence that had left eight folks, together with 4 farmers, lifeless.
Das is the nephew of former minister Akhilesh Das.
On Tuesday, Das and Kale had moved an utility for give up earlier than the chief judicial Justice of the Peace.
Two BJP employees, a driver of the minister and a journalist have been amongst these killed within the violence.