Madhumita Shukla case: Amarmani Tripathi’s bail plea rejected

The Uttarakhand High Court has rejected the bail application of former Uttar Pradesh minister Amarmani Tripathi, a convict in the Madhumita Shukla murder case.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2009, 12:52 PM IST

Dehra Dun: The Uttarakhand High Court has rejected the bail application of former Uttar Pradesh minister
Amarmani Tripathi, a convict in the Madhumita Shukla murder
case.

A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice B C
Kandpal and justice Sudhanshu Dhulia rejected Tripathi`s bail
application, after CBI counsels contended that if released on
bail, the former minister might influence witnesses in other
murder cases in which he is facing trials, officials said.

Tripathi had appealed to the court to grant him bail
stating that his son had to undergo an operation of gall
bladder and there was no one in the family to look him after
as his wife Madhumani was also in jail.

However, CBI counsels opposed his application and
said there were other members in the family who could look
after his son.

Tripathi, his wife Madhumani and two others were
convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Dehra Dun
court in the murder case of poetess Madhumita Shukla in
Lucknow in May 2003.

Bureau Report