Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Bail cancelled by SC, minister’s son surrenders

NEW DELHI: Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni and an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence surrendered today, after his bail was cancelled by the Supreme Court last week.
Mishra surrendered in the court of the chief judicial magistrate at Lakhimpur Kheri, a day ahead of the expiry of his bail term.
Mishra is an accused in the violence that broke out at UP’s lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, 2021 during a protest by farmers. Eight people, including four farmers, were left dead. Mishra is said to be the owner of a vehicle that mowed down some protesters, and was allegedly inside the vehicle during the time of the incident. He was arrested a few days after the incident.
He was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on February 10, 2022. However the Supreme Court last week cancelled his bail. The three-judge bench noted that the victims of the violence were denied the right of hearing in the Allahabad High Court which had granted bail to Mishra.
The UP government had formed an SIT to probe the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The Supreme Court had ruled that the probe be carried out under the supervision of a retured judge.
(With agency inputs)

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