A total of eight people, including four farmers and a journalist, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3 last year. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra is the main accused in this case. Ashish had a court appearance on Tuesday. He was seen flaunting a mustache while being brought to the court in police custody. The photo and video of this style of Ashish, who is in jail, is becoming increasingly viral in the media.
According to the information received, after the separate production of Ashish Mishra on Tuesday, Ankit Das, Sumit Jaiswal and other accused in this case were also produced in the court. The picture of Ashish Mishra flaunting his mustache in police custody has come to the fore after a day earlier on Monday, the Lucknow Bench of the High Court, during the hearing of the Tikunia case of Kheri, made strong remarks on the irresponsible statements of the leaders. The Court said that the incident would not have happened had the Union Minister of State (Ajay Mishra Teni) not given the alleged statement as per the counter affidavit. Referring to the charge sheet, the court said that the farmers were protesting peacefully. A single bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh criticized Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya for the matter.
Along with this, yesterday the court had rejected the bail applications of four accused in this case, Ankit Das, Sumit Jaiswal, Lavkush and Shishupal. The court said that in view of the strong evidence available against the accused, they cannot be released on bail. This order was passed by the bench on separate bail petitions filed by the above accused.
Ashish surrendered after the bail was rejected by the Supreme Court
Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur case, got bail from the High Court on February 15 after being in jail for 28 days. On April 18, the Supreme Court rejected his bail application and ordered him to surrender within a week. After being out on bail for 68 days, Ashish Mishra surrendered himself before the magistrate in the presence of heavy police force on the afternoon of 24 April.