HC refuses bail to Madhumani Tripathi

The Uttarakhand HC refused to grant bail to Madhumani Tripathi, who is serving life sentence along with her husband Amarmani Tripathi after being convicted for the murder of poetess Madhumita Shukla eight years ago.

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2011, 18:32 PM IST

Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday
refused to grant bail to Madhumani Tripathi, who is serving
life sentence along with her husband Amarmani Tripathi after
being convicted for the murder of poetess Madhumita Shukla
eight years ago.

A two-member bench of the High Court comprising Justices
Sudhanshu Dhulia and Nirmal Yadav refused to grant bail to
Tripathi on the ground that the petition challenging her
conviction by a lower court is listed for final hearing next
month, said Virendra Singh Adhikari, counsel Madhumita`s
sister Nidhi Shukla.

Tripathi had applied for bail on medical grounds, he
said.

Madhumani Tripahi, her husband Amarmani and two others
were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Dehra
Dun court in 2007 for hatching a conspiracy and killing
poetess Shukla in Lucknow in 2003.

Later, Tripathi challenged the district court`s decision
in the Uttarakhand High Court which has fixed March 27th for
final hearing in the case.

PTI