Trial in Kheri case may take 5 years: Judge to SC | India News

NEW DELHI: Additional sessions of judges are proceeding against Ashish Mishrason of the Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishraand other defendants in 2021 Lakhipur Kheri case of violence, tell the Supreme Court that it will take about 5 years to wrap up the hearing because there are more than 200 witnesses in the case.
Directed by the supreme court to determine the timetable for the conclusion of the trial while hearing the bail plea of ​​the main defendant Ashish Mishra, the trial judge filed a status report in a sealed envelope. A bench of Judges Surya Kant and V Ramasubramanian, after reviewing the report, said the judge said it would take five years for the trial to end. “The report said there were 208 witnesses, 171 documents and 27 FSL reports,” the bench said.
The highest court sought a report because the defendant argued that he should be released on bail because the trial would go on for many years and he had been detained for more than a year. Realizing that the competing interests of the accused, the victim and society must be balanced while deciding a bail plea, SC asked the trial judge to set a tentative deadline for the conclusion of the trial. hearing.
However, family members of the victim strongly objected to the bail request and said there should be no exception in this case. They claim that Mishra is accused of killing five farmers and that witnesses are being threatened despite being protected.
On 6 December, the magistrate’s court charged Ashish Mishra and 12 others with murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and related offenses in the October 2021 killing of farmers protesting in Lakhimpur Kheri , paving the way for the start of the trial.
A total of 13 defendants, including Ashish Mishra, have been charged under IPC sections 147 and 148 in connection with rioting, 149 (illegal assembly), 302 (murder), 307 (intentional murder), ).


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