Lakhimpur Kheri Case: On Tuesday, the prosecution filed its objection on the application (discharge application) of Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, to recuse himself from the charges. District Government Advocate Arvind Tripathi told that the prosecution has filed its objection on the application of Ashish Mishra in the court of District and Sessions Judge Mukesh Mishra.
A separation application was also filed on behalf of five other accused in the case, Ankit Das, Latif alias Kale, Satyam Tripathi, Shekhar Bharti and Nandan Singh Bisht. On this, the prosecution urged the court to give him some time to file his objections to the application of the five accused. Tripathi said that the court has fixed May 24 as the date of next hearing of the case.
Earlier, Ashish Mishra alias Monu, the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ and the main accused in the Tikoniya case, was produced in the court amid tight security for the hearing of the case. While being brought to the court, Mishra was seen flaunting his mustache. Its video is going viral on social media.
During the hearing other accused were also present in the court. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence during a farmers’ protest on October 3 in Tikoniya village of Lakhimpur Kheri district.
Two BJP workers and a driver were also among the dead. Two cases have been registered in this case. The first case pertains to the deaths of four farmers and a journalist.
In this case, Ashish Mishra, son of the Union Minister of State for Home, Teni, is the main accused. At the same time, the second case registered against unknown people is related to the death of three people, including two BJP workers.
The Special Research Team (SIT) has investigated both the cases and filed charge sheets in the court. The SIT has accused 14 people, including Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, in the chargesheet filed in the first case.
At the same time, a charge sheet has been filed against four people in the second case. Both these cases are pending in the District and Sessions Court of Lakhimpur Kheri.