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Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Supreme Court reserves its order in plea challenging bail to Ashish Mishra

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Supreme Court today reserved its order in a plea challenging the grant of bail to Ashish Mishra, son of Union minister Ajay Mishra, in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that had left eight people, including four farmers, dead

A special investigation team, appointed by the Supreme Court, probing the Lakhimpur Kheri case has filed its status report and has recommended the Uttar Pradesh government to cancel the bail granted to prime accused Ashish Mishra twice. 

As per the media reports, the investigating team mentioned  that the evidence substantiate that Ashish Misra, the son of Union minister Ajay Misra Teni, was present at the place where eight people were killed.

“The SIT head had written to the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Uttar Pradesh on 10.02.2022 and 14.02.2022 respectively requesting for an urgent appeal in the Hon’ble Supreme Court for the cancellation of bail of the accused in the sight of ongoing investigation and possibility of the 98 witnesses been threatened who are currently under protection.

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The  SIT report clearly mentions Ashish Mishra being aware of the change in the route taken by UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to attend a function on October 3

The SIT in strong words mentions that the 13 people who have been accused had gone to the scene in a premeditated manner in a three vehicle convoy at a very high speed even after knowing it is narrow and full of protestors.

The SC bench, comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli, had said that two letters were sent by the SIT to the Additional Chief Secretary (home) of the Uttar Pradesh to file appeal in SC to cancel bail of main accused Ashish Mishra”

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