“Will Get Justice”: Murdered IAS Officer’s Wife On Supreme Court Notice Over Ex-MP’s Release

“They have to reply within two weeks. We will get justice in SC.”


Uma Krishnaiah, the wife of a slain IAS officer G Krishnaiah today expressed happiness over the Supreme Court issuing notice to the Bihar government and others on her plea challenging the premature release of gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan from prison.

Calling the top court’s notice a ‘positive response’, she said, “We are happy that Supreme Court has responded positively and issued notice to the Bihar government and to other people who are involved in it. They have to reply within two weeks. We will get justice in SC.”

Supreme Court today issued notice to Bihar Government and others on slain IAS officer G Krishnaiah’s wife Uma Krishnaiah’s plea challenging the premature release of Anand Mohan from prison.

Anand Mohan was released from Saharsa prison on April 27, after the Nitish Kumar government amended the Bihar Prison Manual 2012 thus allowing the release of 27 convicts including the gangster-turned-politician.

Uma Krishnaiah had moved to the top court last month which on May 1 agreed to list her plea.

In her plea, Uma Krishnaiah said that Bihar has specially brought about an amendment to the Bihar Prison Manual 2012 with retrospective effect vide Amendment dated April 10 2023, in order to ensure that the convict, Anand Mohan be granted the benefit of remission.”

Amendment dated April 10, 2023, is against the Notification dated December 12, 2002, as well as against the public policy and has resulted in the demoralisation of the Civil Servants in the state, therefore, it suffers from the vice of malafide and is manifestly arbitrarily and is contrary to the idea of a welfare state,” she said in the plea.

Gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh a convict in the then District Magistrate G Krishnaiah case, walked free from Saharsa jail before the break of dawn on Thursday, April 27.

He was serving a life sentence in the 1994 murder of then Gopalganj District Magistrate G Krishnaiah. After the Bihar Government amended the rules of the Jail manual, an official notification stated that 27 prisoners who have served 14 years or 20 years in jail have been ordered to be released.

The gangster-turned-politician was earlier on parole of 15 days to attend the engagement ceremony of his MLA son Chetan Anand.

He had returned to Saharsa jail on April 26 following the end of his parole period.

Anand Mohan was convicted in the murder case of Gopalganj District Magistrate G Krishnaiah on December 5, 1994, in Muzaffarpur.

Krishnaiah was killed by a mob allegedly provoked by Anand Mohan Singh. He was dragged out of his official car and lynched.

Anand Mohan was sentenced to death by a trial court in 2007. A year later, the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the Patna High Court.

Mohan then challenged the verdict in Supreme Court but no relief has been granted yet and he has remained in Saharsa jail since 2007.

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