Supreme Court Cancels Bail to Lakhimpur Kheri’s Main Accused

The Supreme Court (‘SC’), in an order reversing Allahabad High Court’s (‘HC’) order, cancelled the bail of the main accused in Lakhimpur Kheri case, asking him to surrender within a week and remanded the matter back to the High Court for fresh consideration. The SC observed that the High Court did not consider the charge sheet or even the judicial precedents, and instead relied upon the FIR filed, and denied the victims their ”unbridled participatory right” which is an essential element of a fair trial. The SC, without mincing words, said: “The denial of victims to be heard and the tearing hurry shown by the High Court merits the setting aside of bail order.