Lucknow HC grants bail to Union minister's son in Lakhimpur casetext_fields
Allahabad: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC on Thursday granted bail to MoS Home Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
Ashish Mishra is the key accused in the violence that claimed eight lives on October 3 under the Tikunia police station limits of Lakhimpur Kheri.
Ashish Mishra was allegedly driving the SUV that ran over four farmers and a journalist at Lakhimpur Kheri during a protest march against three controversial farm laws. He was arrested days later.
Courts in Lakhimpur Kheri have rejected bail for him in the past.
The development takes place in the middle of elections in Uttar Pradesh. Lakhimpur will vote in the fourth round of seven-phase elections in UP.
(Further details are awaited)