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May 27, 2024
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IAS officer G Krishnaiah wife challenges release of Anand Mohan from prison, files petition in Supreme Court against arbitrariness

PATNA: Uma Krishnaiah, the wife of senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer G Krishnaiah, has moved the Supreme Court to challenge the premature release of Bihar Bahubali leader Anand Mohan Singh from prison. Singh, who was convicted for his involvement in the 1994 murder of IAS officer G Krishnaiah, was released on bail on medical grounds in 2020.

Earlier on Thursday, Gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh on Thursday walked out of the Saharsa jail amid hue and cry from the opposition and other sections of the society. The former Lok Sabha MP, who is dubbed as ‘baahubali’, a term used to label people with muscle power in the Hindi heartland, received the benefit of a jail sentence remission order after the Bihar government amended the prison rules.

According to the report, Uma Krishnaiah filed the petition in the Supreme Court, stating that the state government’s decision to release Singh was arbitrary and illegal. She also alleged that Singh had not undergone any significant medical treatment while in jail and that his release was based on a fabricated medical report.

Lat us tell you that, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who attended the engagement ceremony of Singh’s son in Patna, is facing severe flak from the opposition over the release of the don-turned-neta. Who is Anand Mohan Singh, convicted in the murder of a Dalit IAS officer G Krishnaiah, and why is his release being talked about in Bihar’s politics ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election?

G Krishnaiah was a1985 batch Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) of Bihar cadre and hailed from Mahbubnagar in Telangana. He was serving as the district magistrate (DM) of Gopalganj in 1994. On December 5 that year, he was returning to Gopalganj when his car confronted a procession of which Mohan was a part. Krishnaiah was dragged out of his car and beaten to death.

In 2007, Anand Mohan was awarded death sentence by a trial court, but the Patna high court converted it into life imprisonment. The leader challenged the verdict in the Supreme Court but got no relief and had been in jail since 2007. He was on parole to attend his son and MLA Chetan Anand’s engagement when he was released.

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