Lakhimpur case: Union minister’s son allowed to visit ailing mother in Delhi | Latest News India


The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Ashish Mishra — the main accused in the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people were killed — to visit and stay in Delhi to take care of his ailing mother and daughter. In January, the Supreme Court granted eight-week interim bail to Mishra, son of Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra-Tenei, however, he was not allowed to enter the national capital or Uttar Pradesh.

Ashish Mishra, the prime accused in the 2021 Lakhimpur violence case.  (file photo)
Ashish Mishra, the prime accused in the 2021 Lakhimpur violence case. (file photo)

A bench of Justices Surya Kant and Dipankar Dutta, while hearing Mishra’s plea seeking modification of his interim bail, directed him not to attend any public function or address the media in connection with the case.

Mishra’s mother is reportedly admitted to New Delhi’s RML Hospital, while her daughter needs treatment for leg problems.

Lakhimpur Kheri torture case

On 3 October 2021, eight people were killed in Tukonia district of Lakhimpur Kheri where violence erupted during farmers’ protests against the then Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to the area.

According to the UP Police FIR, four farmers were run over by an SUV in which Ashish Mishra was sitting. The man driving the SUV and two BJP workers were then allegedly beaten up by the angry farmers. In the FIR, it was said that a journalist also died in the violence.

Ashish was arrested on 9 October 2021 after a day-long interrogation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). On February 15, 2022, the High Court granted him bail. However, he had to surrender on April 24, 2022 after the Supreme Court canceled the bail order.

In January this year, a bench of Justices Suryakanth and JK Maheshwari granted eight weeks interim bail to Mishra and said the Supreme Court would oversee the hearing of the case.

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