UP govt should challenge Ashish Mishra’s bail: Lawyer in the Case

Supreme Court has said that the SIT has recommended to the state government file an application to cancel the bail of Ashish Mishra.

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Ashish Mishra (in pic)

New Delhi: The supreme court has adjourned the hearing on the plea for cancellation of bail of Lakhimpur Kheri case accused Ashish Mishra till Monday. The court has changed the date at the request of some lawyers. The former judge probing the case has said that the UP government should challenge the bail of the minister’s son accused of crushing the farmers.

The former judge has written to the UP government asking it to file an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the bail of accused Ashish.

At the same time, the Supreme Court has said that the SIT has recommended to the state government file an application to cancel the bail of Ashish Mishra. The judge who monitored it has also recommended it. The state government should respond to this.

In fact, the family of the farmer who was crushed to death by a car has filed a petition in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has now sought a response from the UP government on the report submitted by former High Court judge Rakesh Kumar Jain.

The state has been ordered to respond by April 4. A bench of CJI N V Ramana, Justice Surya Kant, and Justice Hima Kohli are hearing the matter.

The UP government said any claim to the contrary in the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the family members of the victims was completely false and deserves to be dismissed.

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