17 October 2021
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A court in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday denied bail to Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra in connection with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district on October 3, PTI reported.

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence last week during a protest against the Centre’s new agriculture laws. Farmer bodies have alleged that a vehicle which was part of Ajay Mishra’s convoy ran over the protestors. They have claimed that the car belonged to Ashish Mishra.

Senior Prosecution Officer SP Yadav told PTI on Wednesday that Chief Judicial Magistrate Chinta Ram had rejected the bail applications of Ashish Mishra and his alleged accomplice Ashish Pandey.

Mishra has been charged with multiple offences, including murder and criminal conspiracy, in the case.

On October 9, Ashish Mishra was arrested by a Special Investigation Team after over 11 hours of questioning. He was sent to three days in police custody on Monday after the police said that they want to interrogate him about a possible “conspiracy” in the violence case.

Apart from Mishra and Pandey, the police have arrested four people identified as Luvkush, Shekhar Bharti, Ankit Das and Lateef.

Das is an aide of Ashish Mishra, according to The Indian Express. Lateef is Das’ accountant. The two men were inside one of the vehicles…

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Abdul Gh Lone