UP court denies bail to Ashish Mishra in Lakhimpur Kheri Case

The UP government had constituted a one man commission of retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to monitor the investigation.

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The order rejecting the bail plea was passed by Sessions Judge Mukesh Mishra.

According to The Indian Express, government counsel Arvind Tripathi told the press that the court while rejecting the bail plea had observed that the case is “of serious nature and the investigation is currently on,” while rejecting the bail plea.

Last month, Mishra’s bail plea was rejected by the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Lakhimpur Kheri.

The total number of arrests made so far in the case has now risen to 13, including Mishra.

Eight people which included farmers protesting against recently enacted Farm Laws, were mowed down by a four-wheeler belonging to Mishra, who is the son of Union Minister for State, Ajay Mishra Teni.

Lakhimpur Massacre: Forensic Investigation Confirms Firing by Ashish Mishra Teni’s GunMishra was arrested on October 9 by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) after 12 hours of questioning and was sent to three days police custody.

A forensic investigation into the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre has revealed that the gun owned by Ashish Mishra Teni and his associate had been fired at the incident.

Four weapons, including a rifle belonging to Ashish Mishra alias Monu Mishra, had been seized following the Lakhimpur violence. A pistol owned by Ankit Das, nephew of former Union minister Akhilesh Das, and a repeater gun, which was with Das’ bodyguard Lateef Kale, were also among them.

On November 15, the Supreme Court stated that it wanted the SIT probe to be supervised by a retired High Court judge from a different State.

This was after the Court remarked that it does not have confidence in the judicial commission constituted by Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to monitor the probe.

The UP government had constituted a one man commission of retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava to monitor the investigation.

The Supreme Court is likely to pass its order on Wednesday November 17 ordering constitution of judicial commission.

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