Gangster-turned-neta asked to surrender passport



NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked gangster-turned-politician of Bihar, Anand Mohan, to surrender his passport and asked the Centre to make its stand clear on his premature release from jail.The top court’s two-judge bench, headed by Justice Surya Kant and also comprising Justice K V Viswanathan, asked Mohan to record his presence every fortnight at the local police station. It fixed the matter for a detailed hearing to February 27.The court was hearing a petition filed by Uma Krishnaiah, the wife of the deceased District Magistrate (DM) G Krishanaiah challenging the state government’s decision to release prematurely the former Bihar MP, Mohan, who was convicted to life imprisonment in the murder of her husband, G Krishanaiah, in 1994, in the case.The Supreme Court had earlier issued notice to Bihar Government and others, and asked them to file their respective replies, on hearing the plea filed by Uma Krishnaiah.The former Bihar MP, Mohan, was convicted to life imprisonment in the murder of her husband, G Krishanaiah, in 1994, in the case.Uma’s counsel, senior lawyer Siddhartha Luthra, appearing for Uma, had told the Apex Court bench that the case referred to that matter.



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