The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday opposed the bail plea filed in the Supreme Court by Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, who has been accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, reported PTI.
At Thursday’s hearing, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict in the case.
Eight persons, including four farmers, were killed on October 3, 2021, after violence broke out in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh during a protest against the Centre’s agricultural laws that have now been repealed. Farmer bodies have alleged that a vehicle belonging to Mishra had run over a group of demonstrators.
However, families of those killed in the violence challenged the bail order in the Supreme Court, which overturned the High Court verdict and cancelled Mishra’s bail on April 18. He is currently lodged in Lakhimpur prison.
After setting aside the High Court’s bail order, the Supreme Court had asked to assign another bench to hear his plea. The new bench denied him bail in July, following which Mishra again moved the Supreme Court, challenging the order.
On Thursday, Additional Advocate General for the Uttar Pradesh government, Garima Prashad, told the Supreme Court: “It…