26 Jul 2022

UP Farmers' Killing: Union Minister Ashish Mishra's son denied bail

The Allahabad High Court today denied bail to Ashish Mishra, son of junior Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra, in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
Ashish Mishra sought fresh bail after the Supreme Court on February 10 set aside the bail order granted by the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court. The apex court then directed the high court to decide on his bail application after giving adequate opportunity to the victim.

Accordingly, the high court again heard his bail plea and after completing the hearing on July 15 reserved the order and fixed the date of its verdict for today.

Four farmers were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh in October last year during a protest against the now repealed farm laws.

Ashish Mishra was reportedly sitting in one of the cars at the time. Soon after, violence broke out in the area resulting in the death of two BJP workers and a driver. The eighth victim was a journalist.

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