Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra, accused of killing protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh in 2021, was granted bail for eight weeks by the Supreme Court docket right now.
Ashish Mishra can not reside in Uttar Pradesh or Delhi and its close by areas whereas he’s out on bail. He has been ordered to go away Uttar Pradesh inside one week.
The Supreme Court docket mentioned any try by Ashish Mishra or his household to affect witnesses would result in his bail being cancelled.
On October 3, 2021, Ashish Mishra’s SUV allegedly ran over 4 farmers and a journalist at Lakhimpur Kheri throughout a protest march in opposition to three controversial farm legal guidelines. The SUV driver and two BJP staff had been allegedly killed in violence triggered by the incident. He was arrested days later.
Ashish Mishra had challenged the Allahabad Excessive Court docket’s order rejecting his bail.
The households of the farmers have alleged strain and bullying of witnesses by Ajay Mishra, a strong BJP chief and the nation’s junior House Minister.
Final week, the Supreme Court docket mentioned an accused couldn’t be incarcerated for an indefinite interval until confirmed responsible.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, opposing bail, had mentioned it could “ship a horrible message” to society.
Mukul Rohatgi, representing Ashish Mishra, argued that his shopper has been in custody for greater than a 12 months and, given how the trial was continuing, it may take seven to eight extra years.
Ashish Mishra and 12 others will face trial for homicide and legal conspiracy amongst different prices.