NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, and the prime accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri case, to visit and stay in Delhi to look after his ailing mother and to get treatment for his daughter.
A bench of Justice Surya Kant and Dipankar Datta relaxed the bail conditions for Mishra by lifting the previous restriction which had prohibited him from travelling and entering Delhi-NCR.
The court, however, made it clear that he should not participate in any public function or address the media in relation to the sub judice case.
The court also said that the bar against him entering Uttar Pradesh state will still continue to operate.
Senior advocate Siddharth Dave on behalf of the applicant submitted that his mother was admitted to RML Hospital here and his daughter was also to be treated for leg deformations.
On January 25, 2023, the Supreme Court granted him bail in the case.
Eight persons, including four farmers, were killed on October 3, 2021, after violence broke out in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of state of Uttar Pradesh during a protest against the Centre’s farm laws that have now been repealed. Farmer bodies have alleged that a vehicle belonging to Mishra had run over a group of demonstrators.
The accused, Mishra was first arrested in the case on October 9, 2021. He walked out of jail on February 15, 2022, after the Allahabad High Court granted him bail.
On December 6, 2022, an Uttar Pradesh court had framed charges against 14 persons including Mishra.
Mishra has been charged for a number of offences including murder, attempt to murder, rioting and criminal conspiracy.