UP: HC Refuses To Grant Bail To 4 More In Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

| Updated: 09 May, 2022 9:45 pm IST
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LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court on Monday refused to grant bail to four accused in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence which claimed the lives of eight people in October 2021.

The development comes days after the Supreme Court refused to grant bail to prime accused Ashish Mishra in the case.

Justice DK Singh of Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court rejected bail applications of Lav Kush, Ankit Das, Sumit Jaiswal, and Shishupal. The court will hear the bail plea of Mishra on May 25.

On October 3, 2021, eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri after a convoy of three SUVs including a Mahindra Thar belonging to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni allegedly mowed down four protesting farmers and a local journalist.

Three more people were killed in violence that erupted after the incident which included two BJP workers and the driver of the Thar vehicle.

The Uttar Pradesh Police had earlier arrested several accused in connection in the case.

On April 18 this year, the Supreme Court set aside the Allahabad High Court order granting bail to main accused Ashish Mishra.

A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant, and Justice Hima Kohli asked him to surrender within a week. He had surrendered before a magistrate.

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