Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, who is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, surrendered at a local court on Sunday.
This development took place days after the Supreme Court cancelled his bail in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
Jail superintendent PP Singh has confirmed Ashish Mishra is back in jail. The media was not allowed inside the court premises.
On April 18, the top court had observed that the Allahabad High Court had shown “tearing hurry” in giving relief and adopted a “myopic view of the evidence”.
Eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri during the violence that erupted when farmers were protesting against Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to the area on October 3 last year.
Four protesting farmers were mowed down allegedly by cars owned by Mishra carrying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers.
Later, police had arrested Ashish in the case. However, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court had on February 10 granted regular bail to him.
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