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The Supreme Court on Monday cancelled the bail of the main accused of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that happened in October last year.
The Bench was headed by the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana. It has directed Ashish Mishra to surrender before the court within a week.
On February 10, the Allahabad High Court granted him bail in the middle of the campaign for the UP elections. However, the bail was then challenged by the families of the farmers who were killed during the violence.
Ashish Mishra Teni is accused of running over four farmers and a journalist during a protest against the three controversial farm laws in Lakhimpur Kheri. Many senior Congress leaders from Punjab and Chattisgarh had also visited Lakhimpur Kheri back then demanding the arrest of Ashish Mishra.
The families of the deceased farmers had demanded the cancellation of Ashish Mishra’s bail. They had reportedly said that Ashish Mishra was a threat to the witnesses.
Lakhimpur Kheri violence happened on October 3. Eight people died during the violence. Five people were allegedly run over by the SUV that Ashish Mishra was driving. As many as three BJP leaders were also killed in the violence that erupted later.