Lakhimpur Kheri Case: Supreme Court Cancels Bail of Ashish Mishra, Orders to Surrender in 1 Week

The Supreme Court has cancelled the bail of Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
Lakhimpur Kheri Case: Supreme Court Cancels Bail of Ashish Mishra, Orders to Surrender in 1 Week
Lakhimpur Kheri Case: Supreme Court Cancels Ashish Mishra's BailImage Credit: PTI

Lakhimpur Kheri Case: The Supreme Court has cancelled the bail of Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra and the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Along with cancelling the bail, the Supreme Court has directed Ashish Mishra to surrender within a week. On April 4, after hearing the arguments of all the parties in the case, the Supreme Court had reserved the decision after completing the hearing. A special bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Suryakant and Justice Hima Kohli gave this verdict.

Court had reserved its decision on April 4 on the petition of farmers

On April 4, the court had reserved its decision on the petition of farmers for the cancellation of bail of Ashish Mishra. Earlier, questions were raised in the court on the order of the Allahabad High Court to grant bail to Ashish Mishra. A committee constituted by the Supreme Court to oversee the investigation into the incident had recommended challenging the cancellation of the bail. The monitoring committee set up by the Supreme Court had asked the Uttar Pradesh government to challenge the Allahabad High Court's decision to grant bail to Ashish Mishra.

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Lakhimpur Kheri Case: Ashish Mishra was arrested on October 9, 2021

Ashish Mishra was arrested on October 9, 2021
Ashish Mishra was arrested on October 9, 2021Image Credit: Twitter

Union Minister’s son Ashish Mishra got bail on the same day that the first phase of polling started in Uttar Pradesh. Ashish Mishra got bail after 124 days. In the Lakhimpur Kheri case, Ashish Mishra was arrested on October 9, 2021, in which four farmers and a journalist were killed There was a lot of outrage over the incident among opposition parties and farmer groups agitating against the Centre's now repealed agricultural reform laws. In the charge sheet filed by the Special Investigation (SIT) in this incident, Ashish Mishra was declared the main accused.

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