Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra Surrenders After Supreme Court Cancels Bail

In accordance with a Supreme Court directive, Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni and the primary culprit in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident of October 3, 2021, surrendered in the court of the chief judicial magistrate on Sunday. This comes only a week after the Supreme Court revoked his bail and gave him another week to surrender.

Ashish appeared in court a day before his bail term was set to expire.

In February 2022, the Allahabad High Court granted him bail. This refers to the violence that erupted in Lakhimpur Kheri in October 2021, in which eight people were killed, including four farmers.

While hearing petitions from farmers opposing the accused’s bail, the Supreme Court decided against Ashish Mishra last week.

The Allahabad High Court, which had granted Mishra bail, had denied the victims of the assault the right to a hearing, according to the three-judge bench. It further requested that the high court reexamine Ashish Mishra’s bail.

The event occurred on October 3, 2021, when a group of farmers protested the Centre’s three farm legislation in Lakhimpur Kheri district. Following a violent altercation amongst the farmers, an SUV allegedly owned by Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over the farmers, killing four of them.

According to the protesting farmers, Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra was in the automobile at the time of the accident.

Following this, a complaint was filed, and retired Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Rakesh Kumar Jain was assigned by the Supreme Court to oversee and probe the occurrence. The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP administration also reconstituted a SIT, which included three IPS personnel.

The minister’s son was also arrested at the same time.

On February 10, 2022, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court granted Mishra bail after an investigation and filing of a charge sheet.