Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday upheld the life imprisonment awarded to former Samajwadi Party MLA Amarmani Tripathi and others accused in poetess Madhumita Shukla murder case.
Pronouncing its decision, the High Court said that no relief can be granted to Amarmani or any other accused since their role in Madhumita Shukla’s murder has been proved by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Amarmani Tripathi, his wife Madhumani and two others were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Dehradun court in 2007 for hatching a conspiracy and killing Shukla in Lucknow in 2003.
The investigations revealed that the poetess was pregnant when she was murdered.
Today’s ruling is a big setback for Tripathi, who has made several attempts in past to get bail to be able to contest state Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
With PTI Inputs
First Published: Monday, July 16, 2012, 09:07