In the case of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, a special leave petition was filed in opposition to the Allahabad High Court’s decision and ruling, in which the court denied Ashish Mishra’s request for bail. In the present instance, Ashish Mishra had scheduled a wrestling match that his father, Ajay Mishra, the Union Minister of State for Home, and Keshav Prasad Maurya, the Deputy Chief Minister of the State of UP, were expected to attend. The path that these people were supposed to follow had to be adjusted as a result of farmer protests at the scene of the event, which is said to have irritated Ashish and his companions and caused the alleged incident. Four innocent farmers and a journalist were allegedly killed when Ashish and his co-accused purposefully drove over them as they were returning to their separate houses. Furthermore, it was claimed that Ashish had fled the scene while being fired upon openly and made his way to some adjacent sugarcane fields.
Analysis of Court Decision
The Supreme Court’s division bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice Dipankar Datta has extended the interim bail granted to Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, The Same Bench had initially granted bail for eight weeks, subject to certain conditions. The matter will next be heard on September 26, 2023.