Uma Devi, wife of former IAS officer G Krishnaiah objected to the governments decision of releasing gangster turned politician Anand Mohan Singh. She pleaded to President Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interfere and ask Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to put him back in jail.
This happened following the release of Anand Mohan Singh from Saharsa jail in Bihar on Thursday morning as a consequence of the amendment of the prison rules by the Bihar government which allowed the release of the former MP and 26 other convicts.
Speaking to ANI, Uma Devi said, “I appeal to the President and the PM to intervene in this matter and ask CM Nitish Kumar to send him (Anand Mohan) back to jail.” She criticized the Bihar government’s decision to free the murderer who had been sentenced to death by the trial court but whose sentence had since been commuted to life in prison by the Patna High Court as being “wrong” and added that the Chief Minister shouldn’t “encourage these types of things.”
She also asked for the exclusion of the former MP from elections. “The public will protest against the release of Anand Mohan, demanding to send him back to jail. Releasing him is a wrong decision. CM should not encourage these types of things. If he (Anand Mohan) will contest elections in the future the public should boycott him. I appeal to send him (Anand Mohan) back to jail,” she added.
“It’s disheartening for us that Anand Mohan Singh has been released from jail today. The government should reconsider this decision. I request Nitish Kumar ji to give a second thought to this decision. With this decision, his govt has set a wrong example,” said Padma, the daughter of the deceased.
She urged the Nitish Kumar government to rethink their decision and give it a second thought. Padma said that they will plead against the Governments decision.
Former MP Anand Mohan Singh was put in jail under the charge of murdering Gopalganj District Magistrate G Krishnaiah on December 5, 1994, in Muzaffarpur. The DM was dragged out of his car and lynched by a horde which was reportedly provoked by Anand Mohan Singh.
The leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati, also denounced the Bihar government’s action that led to Singh’s release, branding it a “anti-Dalit” measure. Hyderabad parliamentarian Asaduddin Owaisi also criticized Singh’s release. Speaking to the media, Mr. Owaisi said “The decision of the Bihar government (to release Anand Mohan Singh) is like murdering Mr. Krishnaiah for the second time. It is unfortunate that the IAS officers’ association in Bihar is silent about this,”