Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: UP Government Opposes Minister’s Son’s Bail in Supreme Court
Today will pronounce its order on a plea to cancel the bail granted to Ashish Mishra. He is the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and the son of a union minister. The case pertains to the mowing down of farmers in October last year, amid the protests against the Centre’s Tree farm laws that were later withdrawn. A special three-bench, judge Bench, headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, will deliver the verdict the top court had learned earlier objected to the Allahabad High Court’s February 10 order, which relied on irrelevant details in the FRR and post-mortem reports to grant bail to Mishra. Families of the victims have approached the Supreme Court over the bail of Ashish Mishra. Also, you’ve had instances in which one of the witnesses in the case was also beaten up. So there are two things to look at.
One that is prominent is the fact that the UP government in the last hearing very confidently said that Mr. Arches Mishra is not a flight risk and the fact that he is not a repeat offender. Had he been a repeat offender, there would have been a stronger basis for the up government to file an appeal against the bail that was given to him. However, despite these statements, the UP government still tried to keep its stance very, very clear yes or no on whether they would ever be filing an appeal against Ashish Mishra’s bail.
That is, as far as the UPI government is concerned, as far as the petitioners are concerned, the points that you mentioned, that is the one they’ve been saying in court that there are prime witnesses of the case, that has been brutally attacked despite the assurances that the up government has been giving in court, saying that everybody, every witness has an arm gunner and they’ve been given properly. Now, what the Supreme Court pointed out was that when the Hiawatha High Court gave the bail to Ashish Mishra, they relied on things like post-mortem reports, whether the injury was a firearm injury or not.