New Delhi, January 19
The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday opposed in the Supreme Court the bail plea of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son, who is one of the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
Additional Advocate General for Uttar Pradesh Garima Prashad told a bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice JK Maheshwari that the crime is grave.
“It is a grave and heinous crime and will send a wrong signal to society,” she said.
Hearing in the matter is under way.
On October 3, 2021, eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri district’s Tikunia in a violence that erupted when farmers were protesting against then Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to the area.