The Supreme Court reserved judgment on Ashish Mishra’s bail plea, today, he was one of the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. During the hearing, the Uttar Pradesh Government opposed the bail plea and Additional Advocate General Garima Parsad told the Justices Surya Kant and JK Maheshwari that “It is a grave and heinous crime and will send a wrong signal to society.”
On October 3, 2021, Farmers were staging a protest against the visit of Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister, to Tikonia village when four of the agitating farmers were crushed as various cars run over them. Along with them, four other people were also killed in the subsequent violence (Firing) including a driver, a journalist, and two BJP workers. Later, the Trial Court framed charges against 13 accused including Ashish Mishra, who is the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, for the offenses of criminal conspiracy, murder, and others. They were charged under sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Arms Act, and the Motor Vehicle Act. According to the forensics report, it was confirmed that the weapons seized from Ashish Mishra were fired but it did not specified whether they were fired on the day of violence.