Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni, was arrested yesterday evening, in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
DIG Upendra Agarwal, confirmed that he was arrested for not cooperating during the interrogation. The DIG also said that Mishra will be produced before the court.
Agarwal is heading the monitoring committee investigating the FIR lodged against the minister's son and others in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
The minister's son had appeared before the special investigation team (SIT), earlier in the day, for his alleged connection with the violence that claimed eight lives, on October 3.
Four of the eight people who died in the violence on October 3 were farmers, allegedly knocked down by a vehicle carrying BJP workers. Angry farmers then allegedly lynched some people in the vehicles.