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Lakhimpur Kheri case | Supreme Court to hear on March 16 plea challenging bail for Ashish Mishra

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New Delhi, Mar 16: The Supreme Court issued notice to Uttar Pradesh Government, asked them to file reply on plea seeking cancellation of bail of Lakhimpur Kheri violence accused Ashish Mishra, who is the son of MoS MHA Ajay Mishra Teni. The apex court also directed to protect the witnesses in the case.

Ashish Mishra had allegedly ran over eight people, including four farmers and a journalist, with a car on October 3 during a protest in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district against the now-repealed three farm laws.

He was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on February 10. Families of the deceased farmers had challenged the bail order in the Supreme Court last month.