Lakhimpur Kheri violence case : Ashish Mishra’s interim bail extented till July 11

In the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, the Supreme Court on Monday increased Ashish Mishra’s provisional bail and extended it through July 11.When the case was postponed, a panel of Justices Surya Kant and JK Maheshwari stated that the interim decision will remain in effect until July 11. In this case, the victim’s family’s attorney, Prashant Bhushan, pleaded for the high court to oversee daily proceedings in the trial court.

The trial court might be handling other similar matters, the court stated, therefore it might not be possible.But the Bhushan insisted by saying that such cases go on for twenty years and till that many witnesses related to the case died.The top court said that this is the reason they have kept the matter pending.On January 25, the top court granted interim bail for eight weeks to Ashish Mishra and imposed various conditions.

The Supreme Court directed Ashish Mishra that during the period of his interim bail of eight weeks, he shall not stay in the State of Uttar Pradesh or in the NCT of Delhi.
The top court also directed Ashish Mishra to inform to concerned court about his location.

The Supreme Court also clarified that any attempt by Ashish Mishra or his family to influence witnesses and try to delay the trial may lead to the cancellation of his bail. The court has also directed Mishra to mark his attendance at the concerned police station of his location.The court also extended the benefit of interim bail to the other four co-accused in the case by using his suo motu power.

Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, moved Supreme Court challenging Allahabad High Court which denied bail to him in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.On July 26, 2022, the Allahabad High Court denied bail to Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.The bail was rejected by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court.
The said order is challenged by Ashish Mishra in the Supreme Court filed through advocate on record T Mahipal.

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