Supreme Court Cancels Bail Of Lakhimpur Kheri Case Accused Ashish Mishra
New Delhi, April 18 (TNA) Ashish Mishra, the prime accused in the Lakhmipur Kheri mowing of farmers case, was jolted on Monday as the Supreme Court cancelled his bail. He was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on February 10. Ashish, is son of Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra.
The apex court, while canceling the bail granted by the Allahabad High Court, directed Ashish Mishra to surrender within a week. During the hearing, the Supreme Court had objected to the High Court's order which relied on 'irrelevant' details in the FIR and the post-mortem report to grant bail to Lakhimpur Kheri violence case accused Ashish Mishra.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for the petitioners, had argued that the High Court ignored the report of the SIT as well as the charge sheet. He had sought cancellation of bail saying the allegations were serious and there was danger to the life of the witnesses. On the other hand, senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for Ashish Mishra, defended the order of the High Court, saying that his client was not present at the spot.
He had said that if the court wanted to add any condition for bail, it could do so. On October 3 last year, farmers were protesting against UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit to Lakhimpur Kheri. Ffour farmers were killed when they were crushed by an SUV.
Within three months, the SIT had filed a 5000-page chargesheet in the CJM court on January 3 in connection with the said violence in Tikunia village of Lakhimpur Kheri district. In this, 13 people were accused while making Ashish Mishra the main accused. Action was taken against all of them under the Arms Act including the sections of murder, attempt to murder, mutilation under a well-planned conspiracy.