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Supreme Court issues notice to Bihar govt over ex-MP Anand Mohan’s premature release

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday sent a notice to the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government over the premature release of gangster-politician Anand Mohan who was convicted for the muruder of IAS officer G Krishnaiah. Convict Anand Mohan was sentenced to life in prison but he was released last month owing to a few amendments in Bihar’s […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: May 8, 2023 13:40 IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday sent a notice to the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government over the premature release of gangster-politician Anand Mohan who was convicted for the muruder of IAS officer G Krishnaiah.

Convict Anand Mohan was sentenced to life in prison but he was released last month owing to a few amendments in Bihar’s prison rules, introduced by the current dispensation.

The top court’s remarks came after wife of the slain IAS officer Uma Krishnaiah challenged the premature release of the convict.

Earlier, the IAS Association of Andhra Pradesh raised objection on Anand Mohan’s release from Saharsa jail stating the state government’s action is “appaling.”

“If such an officer is attacked, then it is an open challenge to the constitution and to the concept and functioning of the State,” read the letter.

The Bihar government had recently amended the jail rules allowing the release of 27 convicts including him. Anand Mohan was serving a life sentence in 1994 for the murder of the then District Magistrate of Gopalganj, G Krishnaiah.

The brutal killing of slain IAS officer took place during the funeral procession of Muzaffarour gangster Chotan Shukla. The association said, “As an IAS officer, Sri Krishnaiah always took decisions in favour for the poor and downtrodden. Even on the day when he was brutally killed, he was trying to safeguard his body guard from the mob.”

29 years ago he got lifer for DM’s murder

Anand Mohan was serving life sentence for the murder of the then DM of Gopalganj G Krishnaiah in 1994. When Krishnaiah was killed, he was going from Patna to Gopalganj.

At the same time, during the last rites of gangster Chhotan Shukla near Muzaffarpur, he was beaten to death by a mob.

Anand Mohan was sentenced to death by the trial court for inciting the mob to lynch Krishnaiah. However, in 2008, the High Court converted it to life imprisonment.

He did not even get relief from the Supreme Court. Now the Bihar government has said that Anand Mohan has already served the sentence of 14 years. He is being released on parole because of his good behavior.

First published on: May 08, 2023 01:40 PM IST

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