New Delhi: Amid the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case Ashish Mishra was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court. A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the order.
Ashish Mishra was arrested on October 9 in connection with the violence that had erupted during the farmers protest at Lakhimpur on October 3. On February 10, 2022 he was granted bail.
The family members of the victims of Lakhimpur violence had moved to the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking cancellation of bail granted to Ashish Misra.
The petitioners are claiming that they were forced to take this step of moving towards the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking cancellation of bail granted to Ashish Misra.
They were forced amid the government did not challenge the high court’s order.
The petition, filed by advocate Prashant Bhushan, raised questions over the SIT probe and the UP government. It claimed that the High Court did not consider the concrete evidence given against Misra while granting bail because chargesheet had not come on the record of the court till then.
Bail was granted only on the basis of FIR, the petition claimed.
This is the second petition filed in the Supreme Court challenging Ashish Misra’s bail.
On October 3 amid the violence erupted at the farmer’s protest, eight people were killed. Protests claimed the lives of farmers and BJP workers ahead of a visit to Lakhimpur by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Four of the dead were people in cars that were part of a convoy of BJP workers who had come to welcome the UP minister. The four others were farmers.
Farmer unions are claiming that Ashish Mishra was inside a car that ran over the four farmers, the Union minister’s son denied the claims.
The Forensic Science Laboratory on November 9, confirmed that shots had been fired from the licensed guns of accused Ankit Das and Ashish Misra during the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.