Supreme Court orders bail for minister Ashish Mishra’s son in UP Farmer’s Killing Today case

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Ashish Mishra is the son of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court is expected to pass its order on Wednesday on the bail plea of ​​Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, accused in the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

According to the list of reasons uploaded on the high court’s website on January 25, a bench of Justices Surya Kant and JK Maheshwari will pass the order.

The court on January 19 reserved its order on Mishra’s nomination.

On October 3, 2021, eight people were killed in Tikuniya in Lakhimpur Kheri district when violence broke out when farmers protested against the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to the area.

According to the Uttar Pradesh Police FIR, four farmers were mowed down by an SUV in which Ashish Mishra was sitting.

The SUV driver and two BJP workers were reportedly lynched by angry farmers following the incident. A journalist was also killed during the violence.

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court had rejected Ashish Mishra’s bail plea on July 26 last year.

He appealed the decision of the Supreme Court to the Supreme Court.

In a court hearing held on January 19, the high court said that the accused should not be imprisoned indefinitely unless proven guilty.

According to the application, he said that the training is a matter of equalizing the rights of the parties.

Opposing the bail plea, Additional Solicitor General of Uttar Pradesh Garima Prashad said that it was a heinous and heinous crime and granting bail would give a bad sign to the society.

Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for the bail opponents, said granting Mishra bail would send a terrible message to society.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who is representing Ashish Mishra, strongly opposed Dave’s proposal and said his client has been in custody for over a year and the trial will take seven to eight years. . On December 6 last year, a Magistrate’s Court cleared Ashish Mishra and 12 others of charges of murder, criminal conspiracy and other criminal offenses in connection with the death of four protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri. of the trial.

A total of 13 accused, including Ashish Mishra, have been charged under sections 147 and 148, 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (causing grievous bodily harm) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). . wounding with a weapon or dangerous instrument), 427 (mischief) and 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) and section 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

The remaining 12 accused are Ankit Das, Nandan Singh Bisht, Latif Kale, Satyam alias Satya Prakash Tripathi, Shekhar Bharti, Sumit Jaiswal, Ashish Pandey, Lavkush Rana, Shishu Pal, Ullas Kumar alias Mohit Trivedi, Rinku Rana and Dharmendra. Everyone is in jail.

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