Lakhimpur Kheri Case: Supreme Court Overrules Allahabad HC Decision of Granting Bail to Ashish Mishra

Ashish Mishra Lakhimpur Kheri Law Insider

Khushi Gupta

Published on: April 18, 2022 at 17:42 IST

Bail granted to Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra, who is Accused of murdering farmers in Uttar Pradesh last year, was Cancelled by the Supreme Court.

A Bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana, Justice Surya Kant, and Justice Hima Kohli asked him to Surrender within a week.

He was granted Bail by the High Court of Uttar Pradesh. The High Court Order is based on ‘irrelevant observations’ and ‘overlooked relevant considerations’, the Supreme Court ruled.

“The victim has unbridled participatory right in such a Criminal Trial Process,” Justice Surya Kant said in sharp words while announcing the decision.

“We hold that the Victims have been denied the chance of effective hearing. The denial of Victims to be heard and the tearing hurry shown by the High Court merits the setting aside of the Bail Order,” the Judge said.

“Considering the Facts and circumstances of the Case in toto, it is evident that as per the First Information Report, the role of firing was assigned to the Applicant (Ashish Mishra) for killing the Protesters, but during the course of Investigation, no such firearm injuries were found either on the body of any of the Deceased or on the body of any injured person,” the Court had said.

So, the Supreme Court sets aside Allahabad High Court Order of granting Bail to Ashish Mishra in the Case.

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