The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government in response to a petition by Ashish Mishra challenging the Allahabad High Court's decision to deny him bail.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government in response to a petition by Ashish Mishra challenging the Allahabad High Court’s decision to deny him bail in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
The Uttar Pradesh government was given notice by a bench headed by Justice Indira Banerjee, who also scheduled the next hearing of the case for September 26.
In this case, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi represented the petitioner.
Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, has moved the Supreme Court to overturn the Allahabad High Court’s denial of bail to him in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
In relation to the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, the Allahabad High Court denied bail to Ashish Mishra on July 26.
Four farmers died in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. The incident occurred in 2021 when the accused’s car trampled over the protesting farmers. This is the biggest fact. The High Court said this case comes under the category of a heinous crime.
A committee led by a retired judge from the high courts of Punjab and Haryana, Rakesh Kumar Jain, was earlier appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the investigation into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.