SC adjourns hearing on plea challenging early release of Bihar ex-MP Anand
Mohan Singh to Feb' 24
New Delhi, November 03 (IANS)
The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned hearing on a plea filed by the widow
of slain IAS officer G. Krishnaiah challenging the premature release of
former Bihar MP Anand Mohan Singh.
A bench of Justices Surya Kant and Dipankar Datta posted the matter for
further hearing on February 06, 2024.
In an earlier hearing held on September 26, the top court could not take up
the matter for hearing due to paucity of time and decided to take it up in
the first week of November.
Gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan was released from the Saharsa jail
following an amendment in Bihar's prison rules.
The petition, filed by widow of slain bureaucrat, alleged that the state
government amended the 2012 Bihar Prison Manual with retrospective effect
in order to ensure that Anand Mohan is granted the benefit of remission.
The Bihar government has defended his release by saying that the benefit of
amended remission policy was extended in other cases as well, adding that
the amendment sought to remove the discrimination on the basis of status of
In 1994, Krishnaiah, then District Magistrate of Gopalganj, was beaten to
death by a mob when his vehicle tried to overtake the funeral procession of
gangster Chhotan Shukla. The mob was instigated by Anand Mohan Singh.