A committee appointed by the Supreme Court in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence has recommended the cancellation of bail granted to Ashish Mishra.
The top committee has been monitoring the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
Apex court on Wednesday asked the UP government to clear its stand on challenging Ashish Mishra’s bail by Monday.
“There are two letters sent by the SIT to the Additional chief secretary (home) of the Uttar Pradesh government by the monitoring judge who had written to state to file appeal in SC to cancel bail of main accused Ashish Mishra,” the bench headed by CJI N V Ramana said.
The families of the victims have been opposing the bail.
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Last year in October, farmers were protesting in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri; they were mowed down by a convoy of vehicles which included Ashish Mishra’s SUV also.
In the violence, four farmers were killed by the SUV owned by Mishra.
In its notice to the UP government, the Apex Court asked for a detailed response on steps being taken to protect witnesses. The Court has also directed it to ensure their safety.
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