Bihar releases gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh from custody
The Bihar government recently changed the prison regulations to allow the release of 27 convicts, including Singh, necessitating his release.
Gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh released
Ex-MP Anand Mohan Singh walks out of jail after being convicted of murdering an IAS officer to resume his political career.
A jail official confirmed that gangster-turned-politician Anand had been freed from Bihar’s Saharsa jail early Thursday morning.
The Bihar government changed the prison regulations
The Bihar government recently changed the prison regulations to allow the release of 27 convicts, including Singh, necessitating his release. He was on life imprisonment for the 1994 murder of Gopalganj District Magistrate G. Krishnaiah. According to an official announcement, 27 prisoners who had served 14 or 20 years in prison were ordered to be released after the Bihar government revised the jail manual’s rules.
At Veer Kunwar Singh Chowk in the district, greeting posters for the former MP Anand Mohan were displayed.
Anand Mohan Singh was on parole recently
To attend the engagement ceremony of his MLA son, Chetan Anand, the gangster-turned-politician had previously been granted a 15-day parole. On April 26, after his parole period had expired, he returned to Saharsa prison.
Around 14 prisoners had been released from state jails earlier on Wednesday, according to the state prisons department.
Singh was one of eight people who were unable to be released yesterday.
The state’s opposition has reacted angrily to the former MP’s release from prison.
Anand Mohan Singh’s Statement
Anand Mohan Singh hit back at the BJP on Tuesday. He said that the Bilkis Bano case convicts were also released due to pressure from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
“Go see that; some decisions were made in Gujarat as well under the influence of RJD and Nitish Kumar. The release and garlands of some people Yes, I’m referring to the Bilkis Bano case,” Singh told reporters.
He expressed his “complete sympathy” to the family of the slain IAS officer.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to G. Krishnaiah’s family. This incident destroyed the families of Lovely Anand (his wife) and G. Kishnaiah,” the former MP continued.
About the case
On December 5, 1994, in Muzaffarpur, Anand Mohan assassinated Gopalganj District Magistrate G. Krishnaiah. Anand Mohan Singh allegedly provoked a mob that killed Krishnaiah. He suffered a lynching after being dragged from his official vehicle.
IAS officer G. Krishnaiah, a native of Mahbubnagar in modern-day Telangana, was a member of the 1985 batch.
In 2007, a trial court gave Anand Mohan the death penalty. A year later, the Patna High Court commuted the sentence to life in prison. Mohan then appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, which denied him relief. He’s been imprisoned at Saharsa since 2007.
His wife, Lovely Anand, has also served as a member of the Lok Sabha, and their son, Chetan Anand, is a Sheohar, Bihar, RJD legislator.