The Supreme Court on Monday extended the interim bail granted to Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra in the 2021 Lakhimpur KheriKheriKheri violence case till the next date of hearing, seeking a fresh report on the progress of the trial.
Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
A bench of justices Surya Kant and KV Viswanathan heard the petition filed by Ashish Mishra challenging an order of the Allahabad high court refusing him bail in July 2022. On 25 January 2023, the top court granted him interim bail, subject to strict conditions restricting his entry into Delhi-NCR or the state of Uttar Pradesh except for attending the trial. The top court had also directed the trial court to submit reports on the progress of the trial.
“There is no report from the trial court after September 26, 2023. The Registry is directed to obtain a report from the trial court and post the matter for hearing,” the SC bench said.