Allahabad High Court grants interim bail to Lakhimpur violence accused Nandan Singh Bisht
The Allahabad High Court granted interim bail to eight accused in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence case till March 20.
A Single Bench of Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan passed this order while hearing a Criminal Misc Bail Application filed by Nandan Singh Bisht and Others.
As per counsel for the applicant- Nandan Singh Bisht is in jail since 19.10.2021 in Case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 307, 326, 302, 120-B, 34, 427 IPC, Section 30 of Arms Act and Section 177 of Motor Vehicle Act, Police Station – Tikuniya, District – Lakhimpur Kheri.
The Court attention has been drawn towards the order dated 25.01.2023 passed by the Apex Court in Special Leave Petition, Ashish Mishra alias Monu Vs State of U.P, thereby the Apex Court has granted interim bail to Ashish Mishra alias Monu imposing certain conditions fixing the date on 14.03.2023.
Counsels for the applicant have further submitted that the Apex Court has granted interim bail to the accused of both the sides inasmuch cross FIRs were lodged in the issue in question. Therefore, they have requested that the benefit of aforesaid order of the Apex Court may be given to the present applicants and they may be enlarged on interim bail on the same terms and conditions, which have been imposed by the Apex Court in the order dated 25.01.2023 in re; Ashish Mishra alias Monu (supra).
AGA as well as counsel for the victim has opposed the aforesaid prayer for interim bail but could not dispute the fact that the Apex Court has granted interim bail to accused persons of both the sides.
‘Therefore, without entering into merits of the issue, considering the order dated 25.01.2023 passed by the Apex Court in Ashish Mishra alias Monu (supra), till the next date of listing, let present applicants Nandan Singh Bisht, Ankit Das, Latif alias Kale, Satyam Tripathi alias Satya Prakash Tripathi, Shekhar Bharti, Ashish Pandey, Rinkoo Rana and Sumit Jaisawal be released on interim bail in the aforesaid case crime number on the same terms and conditions, which have been indicated in para-17 of the order dated 25.01.2023 in re; Ashish Mishra alias Monu (supra) subject to their furnishing bail bonds and sureties to the satisfaction of the Trial Court concerned.
The interim bail order may be extended or vacated on the next date subject to the orders being passed by the Apex Court’, the Court ordered.
The Court has fixed the next hearing of the petition on March 20, 2023.