Amarmani being kept with terrorists, claims SP leader Shivpal

Varanasi: Former UP minister Amarmani Tripathi, serving life sentence in poetess Madhumita Shukla murder case, was not being provided proper facilities and was kept with terrorists in the jail here, SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav claimed on Thursday.

"The jail manual is being openly flouted.He (Tripathi) is being deprived of facilities which should be given to him. He has not eaten food for the last four days," Yadav told reporters after meeting Tripathi in jail.

"He is being kept with terrorists," the leader of opposition in UP Assembly said and alleged that it was a "conspiracy" being carried out against Tripathi at the behest of Uttar Pradesh Government.

Yadav was accompanied by Amarmani's brother Ajitmani and SP MLA Abdul Samad Ansari.

Tripathi, his wife Madhumani and two others were in October 2007 sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Madhumita Shukla in Lucknow on May 9, 2003. Madhumita had an affair with Tripathi and his wife objected to it. She was murdered at her Lucknow flat at the behest of Madhumani.