The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a detailed affidavit on Lakhimpur Kheri incident, narrating the steps taken to protect the witnesses and also explain why bail granted to accused Ashish Mishra should be not cancelled.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing by a day on a petition challenging the bail granted to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni, accused of killing farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district, during a farmers protest last year.
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on March 15, a plea filed by family members of farmers mowed down by a car belonging to Ashish Mishra, in Lakhimpur Kheri challenging bail granted to him by the Allahabad High Court. Mishra is the son of Union Minister and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra.
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking cancellation of bail recently granted to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, which led to death of eight people, including four farmers.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday has constituted the one-man commission which will be led by former Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to oversee the Uttar Pradesh's Special Investigation Team probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.