SKM expressed shock over Ashish Mishra’s bail.
New Delhi: The Samikat Kisan Morcha on Wednesday expressed shock over the eight-week interim bail granted to Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish in the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence that left eight people dead, saying it would “block the path to justice”. can twist” and “destroy”. .
A bench of Justices Suryakanth and JK Maheshwari directed that Ashish shall not stay in Uttar Pradesh or Delhi during the interim bail period.
“The Samikat Kisan Morcha (SKM) expresses shock and dismay at the eight-week interim bail order granted to Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, who ran over four farmers and a journalist in broad daylight with his car. Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh,” the framers’ body said in a statement.
“It is of little consolation that the order states that Mishra must leave UP within a week of his release and cannot stay in UP or NCT of Delhi,” it said.
The SKM said that Ashish Mishra is a powerful politician associated with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and “his release would greatly intimidate the witnesses and jeopardize the trial”.
“It may be kept in mind that the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government was soft on Ashish Mishra’s arrest and charges and eventually the Supreme Court had to order an independent investigation and proceedings. It was only imagined. Let’s see how Mishra on the loose will twist and pervert the course of justice,” he said.
The farmers’ organization said it had demanded immediate punishment of the Lakhimpur Kheri culprits and the removal of Ajay Mishra Teni from the cabinet, but they have been “unfulfilled”.
“SKM will remain vigilant to ensure that Ajay Mishra does not initiate another cycle of terror and humbly requests that the Supreme Court revoke the interim bail and, in any case, not extend it further. Ashish Mishra and his father Ajay Mishra are a threat to society and cannot be allowed to wreak havoc in society.
SKM said it was happy to know that the innocent farmers jailed due to the Lakhimpur Kheri incident have been granted interim bail.
“SKM demands permanent bail to the farmers and withdrawal of fictitious cases against them,” he said.
On 3 October 2021, eight people were killed in Takonia in Lakhimpur Kheri district where violence broke out when farmers were protesting against the then Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to the area.
According to the Uttar Pradesh Police’s FIR in the case, four farmers were run over by an SUV in which Ashish was sitting.
Following the incident, the angry farmers allegedly beat up the driver of the SUV and two BJP workers. A journalist was also killed in the violence.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had rejected Ashish Mishra’s bail plea on July 26 last year. He had challenged the High Court order in the Supreme Court.