Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Session court rejects bail plea of Ashish Mishra
Lucknow: Local court in Uttar Pradesh has refused bail to Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
The Session judge Mukesh Mishra has dismissed the bail plea of Ashish Mishra. While rejecting the bail plea, the court has observed that the case is serious in nature and the investigation is currently on.
In Lakhimpur Kheri violence including four farmers, 8 people were killed. Farmers were mowed down by a SUV, owned by the Union minister’s son.
Supreme Court is hearing the case, directed the UP government to investigate impartial enquiry. Court has also indicated that it will constitute a judicial commission of enquiry.
Mishra was arrested on October 9 by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) after 12 hours of questioning and was sent to three days of police custody. UP police have filed a detailed investigation report to the court.
On November 15, the Supreme Court stated that it wanted the SITm probe to be supervised by a retired High Court judge from a different State. Supreme Court has observed that the court has no confidence in the judicial commission constituted by Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to monitor the probe.
The UP government had constituted a one-man commission of retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to monitor the investigation.