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Lakhimpur Kheri Incident : Supreme Court to hear an appeal on 11th March against Ashish Mishra’s Bail

Lawstreet Journal 5 Mar 2022 5:55am

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On March 4, 2022, the Supreme Court decided to hear a special leave petition on March 11 , 2022  submitted by family members of farmers killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, challenging the Allahabad High Court's grant of bail to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan requested that the matter be brought before the Chief Justice of India on an urgent basis.

Bhushan pointed out that other defendants in the case have petitioned the High Court for bail based on relief granted to Mishra. 

“I can list on 11th only. Other judge has to be available", CJI NV Ramana said. When Bhushan urged the CJI to pass an order against High Court granting bail to other accused based on Ashish Mishra's order, the CJI said "File Memo before HC saying we're taking this matter on 11th”.

The impugned order is perverse, according to the petitioners, because the charge sheet in the case was filed on 03.01.2022, but the bail applicant did not bring it to the High Court's attention, and the High Court did not consider or deal with the overwhelming evidence against the accused in the charge sheet.

According to the petition filed by Advocate Prashant Bhushan, the absence of any discussion in the High Court's order as to the settled principles for grant of bail is attributable to the State's failure to make any substantive submissions to this effect, as the accused has significant influence over the State government because his father is a… Continue Reading...

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