Under mounting pressure from the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Basti, there is a move towards the arrest and property confiscation of the former minister.
In a significant development, SP Basti assembles a dedicated five-member team, led by Circle Officer Basti Sadar, to apprehend Amarmani Tripathi in connection with a 22-year-old kidnapping case. Growing pressure from the MP MLA court (chief judicial magistrate) prompts the move, with legal proceedings also targeting property confiscation.
Basti, Gopal Krishna, SP, affirms the team’s formation, comprising key officers from Kotwali police, special operations group, and Mahila police station. Their mandate is to execute the court’s directive for the seizure of Tripathi’s assets.
The upcoming hearing on December 20 adds urgency to the unfolding legal saga. Officials initiate the collection of property records, serving court notices at Tripathi’s Gorakhpur residence.
Promod Giri, MP/MLA Court, Basti, issued directives on December 2, urging officials to identify and attach all movable and immovable properties of the former minister. Tripathi’s repeated non-appearance, despite a non-bailable warrant and multiple opportunities, intensifies legal action.
The police’s resolute stance exacerbates Tripathi’s predicament, particularly regarding the Rahul Gupta case registered in 2001. The case involves seven individuals, including Hanuman Shukla Kaka, Ajay Mishra, Anand Singh, Ram Vilas, Jay Pratap Shivam Naini Sharma, and Amar Mani Tripathi, accused of kidnapping a schoolboy in Basti, later found at Tripathi’s Lucknow residence.
While Tripathi and his wife, Madhumani Tripathi, were granted premature release from a life sentence in the 2003 Madhumita Shukla murder case on August 25, 2023, their stay in the BRD Medical College’s private ward has raised eyebrows. The couple cites health concerns to avoid court appearances.
Stay tuned for further updates on this evolving legal saga.