Published on: April 17, 2022 at 21:52 IST
The Supreme Court will rule on a Petition challenging Ashish Mishra’s Bail in the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Case on Monday. Ashish Mishra is the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni and a Murder Suspect in the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Case.
Last Monday, a Bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana reserved its decision after hearing from all parties involved.
The Uttar Pradesh Government had informed the Court that, while the ‘Alleged Offenses are serious,’ the Accused is ‘not a flight danger’. The State allegedly claimed that Witnesses would be supplied with security, which the Petitioners’ Attorneys deny.
The Allahabad High Court granted Bail to Ashish Mishra on February 10, igniting a major political spat ahead of the State’s Elections, with Victims’ relatives, Civil Society Organisations, and opposition parties alleging that the governing Bharatiya Janata Party was shielding its own.
The Appeal was submitted by Jagjit Singh, Pawan Kashyap, and Sukhwinder Singh, who are family members of those slain in the Lakhimpur Riots.
The Uttar Pradesh Government further told the Court that it had argued against the High Court’s decision to give Bail to Ashish Mishra and that the Petitioners’ Claim that it did not adequately oppose release, in this Case, is absolutely false.
On October 3, Violence occurred during a farmers’ protest against Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, killing eight people.
According to a Police First Information Report, four farmers were mowed down by an SUV in which Ashish Mishra was seated.