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Former UP Minister Amarmani Tripathi, Wife Madhumani, Who Were Convicted Of Murdering Poet, Walk Out Of Jail After 16 Years

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Amarmani Tripathi and his wife Madhumani walk out of Gorakhpur jail after the Supreme Court refused to stay their release. The duo are serving life term in poet Madhumita Shukla murder case.

Nidhi Shukla, sister of deceased poet Madhumita Shukla, speaks with the media at the Supreme Court complex, in New Delhi.
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Former Uttar Pradesh minister Amarmani Tripathi and his wife Madhumani walk out of Gorakhpur jail after the Supreme Court refused to stay their release. The duo are serving life term in poet Madhumita Shukla murder case.

The Uttar Pradesh Prisons Department on Thursday issued an order for the premature release of Amarmani Tripathi, citing the state's 2018 policy on remission, since they have completed 16 years of imprisonment. The prisons department also cited their age as Amarmani is 66 and Madhumani is 61 and "good behaviour". 

Poet Madhumita's Death

Poet Madhumita, who was pregnant, was shot dead on May 9, 2003, in Paper Mill Colony, Lucknow. Amarmani Tripathi was arrested in September 2003 in connection with the murder of the poet with whom he was allegedly in a relationship with. A Dehradun court had sentenced Amarmani Tripathi and his wife Madhumani Tripathi to life imprisonment for the murder in October 2007. Later the Nainital High Court and the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the couple. The case was probed by the CBI.

After the Supreme Court refused to stay their release, Madhumita's sister, Nidhi Shukla said that justice hasn't been served yet. "I have been running from pillar to post, but didn't get justice till today. Such useless are the governments that they couldn't send Amarmani Tripathi to prison despite the court giving him life imprisonment," she told reporters. 

(This is a developing story. More details are awaited.)

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