The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail for a period of eight weeks to Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case related to the killings of five persons in October 2021, when vehicles of his convoy allegedly ran over a group of farmers who were protesting against the farm laws.
The Court directed Mishra to leave the State of Uttar Pradesh within one week of interim bail and directed him not to stay either in the State of UP or the NCT of Delhi during the period of interim bail. He has to surrender his passport and can enter the State of UP only to attend the trial court proceedings. Any attempt by family member of Mishra to influence witness will lead to cancellation of bail
A bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JK Maheshwari, decided to keep the regular bail application filed by Mishra pending, and granted him interim bail to adjudge the impact of releasing him on bail on fair trial.