SC Declines to Halt Release of Former UP Minister and His Wife in Madhumita Shukla Murder Case

Former UP Minister’s Release in Madhumita Shukla Murder Case: Supreme Court Declines Stay

The release of Amarmani Tripathi, a former Uttar Pradesh minister, and his wife Madhumani, both serving life sentences for their involvement in the Madhumita Shukla murder case, will not be stayed, as per the recent decision by the Supreme Court. The Uttar Pradesh prisons department had earlier issued an order for their premature release, invoking the state’s 2018 policy on remission, citing their completion of 16 years of imprisonment.

In response to this development, a bench comprising Justices Aniuddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi has sent notices to the state government, Amarmani Tripathi, and his wife. They have been given an eight-week period to provide their responses to a plea lodged by the poet’s sister, Nidhi Shukla. The prisons department’s decision was also influenced by the age and conduct of the couple, with Amarmani being 66 years old and Madhumani being 61, according to the official statement that cited the order.

At present, Amarmani Tripathi and his wife are under medical care at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur. The murder of poet Madhumita, who was pregnant at the time, took place on May 9, 2003, in Paper Mill Colony, Lucknow. Amarmani Tripathi was apprehended in September 2003 in connection with the murder of the poet, with whom he was purportedly engaged in a relationship.

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