Mishra Ordered to Surrender; SC Cancels Bail

Story Highlights
  • SC cancels bail order issued by HC.
  • Ashish Mishra, ordered to surrender in a week.
  • Claimed HC orders were 'irrelevant observations" and "overlooked relevant considerations".

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday, cancelled the bail granted to Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra, who is accused of murdering farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri in October last year. The SC court in its ordeal has directed Ashish Mishra to surrender within a week.

Ashish Mishra was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on February 10, in the middle of the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh election. His father Ajay Mishra, the Union Minister of State for Home and a powerful BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh, started his election campaign soon after.

The bail was challenged by the families of farmers who were killed.The apex court in the cancel notice stated – The High Court order is based on “irrelevant observations” and “overlooked relevant considerations”. “The victim has unbridled participatory right in such a criminal trial process,” Justice Surya Kant said in sharp words while announcing the decision. It further mentioned that a separate bench would be set up for hearing the bail plea.

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