Lakhimpur Kheri Violence Case: Supreme Court Cancels The Bail Granted To Ashish Mishra

Ashish Mishra, the son of union MoS Ajay Mishra, was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on February 10 in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. 

On April 4, a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana had reserved the order after hearing all the parties. The Supreme Court was hearing a plea seeking the cancellation of bail of Ashish Mishra. 

Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government had said that 

“It is a grave offence but the accused Ashish Mishra is not a flight risk”, said senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani appearing on behalf of the UP government. 

He further submitted that it is a serious case as five people have died. “It is matter of trial,” he further added.

While, the Supreme Court-appointed committee recommended preferring the appeal to cancel the bail of Ashish Mishra. During the hearing, Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing on behalf of petitioners, urged the SC to set aside the order of the Allahabad High Court granting bail to Ashish Mishra, the son of union MoS Ajay Mishra Teni. Senior Advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for Ashish Mishra, justified the Allahabad High Court order.

Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for petitioners, had submitted that the order of Allahabad HC suffered from complete non-application of mind.

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Government in an affidavit, told the Supreme Court that it has made all efforts to protect the witnesses and families of victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. The UP government had told the SC that all the witnesses are regularly contacted by the police for appraisal of their security conditions, and they all are safe and secured.

“We had opposed the bail plea of Ashish Mishra in the Allahabad High Court and the submission of the petition that the State did not effectively oppose the bail application of the accused Ashish Mishra is completely untrue”, said the UP government in the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government, Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani had submitted that all witnesses are under police protection and there is no possibility of witness tampering. He had also apprised the Court that the “state has vehemently opposed the bail plea of Ashish Mishra in Allahabad High Court.”

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