The Allahabad High Court order granting bail to Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son in farmers’ killing case in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri raises possibility of evidence tampering and threats to witnesses, farmers and victims’ families, submitted a plea challenging the order in the Supreme Court.
“The Allahabad High Court order which granted bail relies on reasoning based on presumption and guess work,” the petitioner said.
“The accused roaming scot free raises possibility of evidence tampering and threats to witnesses, farmers and victims’ families,”said the petitioner, demanding cancellation of Ashish Mishra’s bail.
The petitioners, advocates Shiv Kumar Tripathi and CS Panda, also sought that the special investigation team file a status report in the case before the top court immediately.
It further demanded that the top court also issue directions to the UP government and the Centre to provide compensation to victims’ families.