Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is in the eye of the storm after the wife of slain IAS officer G Krishnaiah, who was lynched by a mob led by former Bihar MP Anand Mohan in 1994, has moved the Supreme Court challenging his premature release from prison.

Mohan was released from Saharsa jail on Thursday morning following an amendment in Bihar's prison rules under the chief ministership of Nitish Kumar.

Records revealed that Uma Krishnaiah, the wife of G Krishnaiah, has contended that the sentence of life imprisonment awarded to the gangster-turned- politician meant incarceration for his entire natural course of life and it cannot be mechanically interpreted to last just 14 years.

“Life imprisonment, when awarded as a substitute for death penalty, has to be carried out strictly as directed by the court and would be beyond application of remission,” she is quoted by PTI in her petition before the Supreme Court.


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