Lakhimpur Kheri: Family members of deceased farmers move SC against bail to Ashish Mishra

A plea has been filed in Supreme Court by the family members of deceased farmers, who were mowed down by a car belonging to Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni's son Ashish Mishra in Lakhimpur Kheri, challenging the bail granted by Allahabad High Court to Mishra.

Lakhimpur Kheri: Family members of deceased farmers move SC against bail to Ashish Mishra
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New Delhi: A plea has been filed in Supreme Court by the family members of deceased farmers, who were mowed down by a car belonging to Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni's son Ashish Mishra in Lakhimpur Kheri, challenging the bail granted by Allahabad High Court to Mishra.


The plea filed through advocate Prashant Bhushan said that family members have been forced to approach the top court since the state of Uttar Pradesh has failed to file appeal against the High Court order granting bail, Bar and Bench reported.


It further stated that the High Court granted bail without considering the heinous nature of the crime, the character of the overwhelming evidence against the accused in the chargesheet, the position and status of the accused with reference to the victim and witnesses, the likelihood of the accused fleeing from justice and repeating the offence and the possibility of his tampering with the witnesses and obstructing the course of justice, the report added.


Victims were prevented from bringing the relevant material to the notice of High Court as their counsel got disconnected from the hearing of the bail matter on January 18, 2022, the PIL stated.


On October 3 last year, eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence. After Ashish Mishra was arrested, the Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) filed a 5,000-page chargesheet before a local court, naming him as prime accused in the case. In November, a trial court had rejected his application for bail, prompting Mishra to move the High Court.


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