- Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra is the son of ‘Teni’ Ashish Mishra.
- Ashish got bail on February 10
- On October 3, 8 people died in Lakhimpur Kheri
Lakhimpur Kheri violenceThe Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Ashish Mishra ‘Monu’, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’, the main accused in the Tikoniya case in Lakhimpur Kheri. The court, in its order, questioned the role of the media regarding the entire episode and said that the media is currently running the Kangaroo Court on the basis of incomplete information.
Ashish’s bail was rejected by the Supreme Court
A bench of Justice Krishna Pahal, while rejecting Ashish’s bail plea, observed that the accused is politically influential enough to influence the trial by influencing witnesses if he is released on bail. In the Tikoniya case, the High Court had granted bail to Ashish on February 10, but later the Supreme Court, while setting aside the bail order, directed the High Court to give ample opportunity to the aggrieved party to decide on the bail application. After which Justice Pahal held a long hearing and had reserved his order on 15 July. The court, in its order, said that taking into account Ashish’s involvement in the case, apprehension of influencing witnesses, gravity of the offense and legal arrangements, he cannot be granted bail.
“Both sides did not comply with Section-144”
The court said that according to the statements of the witnesses, Ashish’s coming out of the ‘Thar car’ to the spot goes against him. Expressing regret over the incident, the court said that if both the parties had shown some restraint, 8 precious lives would not have been lost. Commenting on the violent behavior of the farmers at the spot, the court said that the district administration had imposed Section-144 of CrPC in the area which was applicable to the accused Monu, his accomplices as well as the aggrieved side farmers, but on both sides. did not follow him. During the hearing, all the pictures and videos related to the incident were presented by Ashish Monu and the aggrieved party on their behalf. On these, the court said that media has an important role in highlighting matters related to public interest, but it is seen many times that personal views dominate the news, which adversely affects the truth.
8 people lost their lives
The court said that now the problem has increased even more due to electronic, social media and especially the tool kit. The court said that it is seen that nowadays the media is running the kangaroo court, and it is crossing the limits of judicial sanctity as it did in the case of Jessica Lal, Indrani Mukerjea and Aarushi Talwar. The court had already rejected the bail applications of co-accused Lavkush, Ankis Das, Sumit Jaiswal and Shishupal in the case on 9 May 2022. On October 3 last year, farmers protested against Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was going to attend a program in the village of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni in Tikoniya area of Lakhimpur Kheri district. Eight people, including 4 farmers, died in the violence during this period. Ashish is the main accused in this case.
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