Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ashish Mishra will not get bail at present, SC adjourns hearing till January 20
During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Additional Sessions Judge that how much time would it take for the trial of the Lakhimpur case. In response, it has been told that the report of Judge Lakhimpur Kheri says that the trial will take 5 years to complete as there are 208 witnesses in the case.
Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra will not get bail in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the petition till January 20. Ashish Mishra had challenged the decision of cancellation of bail from Allahabad High Court in the Supreme Court.
As per the latest update, the Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on this petition till January 20. Earlier today, during the hearing, the UP government informed that charges have been framed against all the accused. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Additional Sessions Judge that how much time would it take for the trial of the Lakhimpur case. In response, it has been told that the report of Judge Lakhimpur Kheri says that the trial will take 5 years to complete as there are 208 witnesses in the case.
On October 3, a journalist, four farmers and three BJP workers were killed in the Kheri violence. On October 4, a case was registered against Ashish Mishra, son of the Union Minister of State, and 15-20 unknown people at Tikunia police station for the murder of a journalist and four farmers in the Kheeri violence case. On October 4 itself, a second case was registered against 20-25 unknown people for the murder and arson of three BJP workers in the Kheeri violence case. On October 8, the police called Ashish Mishra for statement by giving notice, but he did not appear due to illness.
On February 14, 2022, the amendment application was approved in the High Court and the release of Ashish was ordered. The order for the release of Ashish reached the jail on February 15, 2022, after which he was released in the evening. On April 18, 2022, the Supreme Court canceled Ashish's bail and asked him to surrender in a week. On 24 April 2022, Ashish, son of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni, was sent to Lakhimpur Kheri Jail in judicial custody for 14 days. On December 6, 2022, ADJ court framed charges against 13 other accused including Ashish Mishra alias Monu.
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