new Delhi. In the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, the main accused Ashish Mishra was granted bail recently. Now the relatives of the deceased farmers have approached the Supreme Court against his bail. These families have demanded the Supreme Court to cancel the bail granted to him (Ashish Mishra Bail). A petition has been filed on their behalf in the Supreme Court. It has been said in this petition that the High Court, while giving the decision, has not considered the evidence against Ashish Mishra. The lawyer of the victim’s family in this case is Prashant Bhushan.
At the same time, on February 17, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court requesting to cancel the bail of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra. Ashish Mishra was arrested in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Eight people, including four farmers, had died in this incident.
An application was filed by advocates Shiv Kumar Tripathi and CS Panda in a suo motu case filed on a letter application seeking quashing of the February 10 order of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.
The lawyers have urged the Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Justice (retd) Rakesh Jain and the prosecution and Uttar Pradesh Police to question why things are being delayed. Along with this, it has also been requested to direct that a copy of the report containing the charge sheet should be submitted.
The application, filed on February 17, said that there is an “obvious error” in the bail order as the High Court used the word “might” to arrive at a conclusion that the said offense may have been committed by the driver. It may have happened because of increasing the speed to save himself.
On October 3 last year, eight people were killed during violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. The said incident took place when the farmers were protesting against the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to the area. Four farmers were crushed by an SUV. A driver and two BJP workers were allegedly thrashed to death by angry farmers. A journalist was also killed in the said violence, after which there was outrage among the opposition parties and farmer groups protesting the Centre’s now repealed agricultural laws. (also from input language)