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Farmers’ union to go to Supreme Court over bail to minister’s son

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has said the farmers will approach the Supreme Court soon over the bail granted to Ashish Mishra, the son of union minister Ajay Mishra, accused of murder in the Lakhimpur Kheri farmers’ killings.

Sources said that the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, will file an appeal.

“We are gathering documents,” Tikait told NDTV on Tuesday.

“The people can see everything. If in such a case, he gets to walk out in three months, what will happen in other cases?” asks Tikait.

The news channel reported that the decision was taken at a meeting in Lakhimpur earlier on Tuesday, chaired by Tikait and Shiv Kumar Kakka.

“There is a role of the government in the bail,” alleged Shiv Kumar Kakka.

“There are government lawyers, there is the prosecution and the police. They did not do their job properly… They are helping the government… it is also the government which can tinker with internet… it influences both net and evidence,” Kakka said.

The Allahabad High Court last week granted bail to Ashish Mishra following Mishra had approached the Lucknow bench of the High Court after a lower court had rejected his bail.

A total of eight people died in the violence at Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. The case against Mishra pertains to the killing of four farmers and a journalist during a protest in the district against the Union government’s three farm laws. Farmer bodies alleged that a vehicle belonging to Ashish Mishra had run over the protestors.

He was arrested on October 9 in the case.

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