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IAS murder case: SC notice to Anand Mohan`s wife

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 00:36

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued
a bailable warrant against former Lok Sabha MP from Bihar
Lovely Anand on a petition filed by the state government
challenging her acquittal in a case relating to the murder of
Gopalganj District Magistrate G Krishnaiah.

Lovely Anand`s conviction and life sentence by the
trial court was set aside by the Patna High Court.

A Bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and M K
Sharma issued a notice to Lovely Anand and admitted the
petition filed by Bihar government challenging her acquittal
by the High Court.

The High Court had on December 10, 2008, upheld the
conviction of her husband Anand Mohan, also a former MP, but
commuted the death sentence awarded by the trial court to
life imprisonment.

He has challenged his conviction and life sentence.

Besides Lovely Anand, the High Court had acquitted six
others including former minister Akhlaq Ahmed, former MLA Arun
Kumar, MLA (JD-U) from Lalganj Vijay Kumar Shukla alias Munna
Shukla, Shashi Shekhar and Harendra Kumar.

Anand Mohan, former MP from Sheohar, was awarded life
term under sections 302 (murder) and 109 (abetment of

Additional District and Sessions Judge R S Rai had on
October 3, 2007, awarded death sentence to Mohan, Ahmed and
Arun Kumar and life imprisonment to Lovely Anand, Munna
Shukla, Shashi Shekhar and Harendra Kumar.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 00:36
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