Supreme Court dismisses bail cancellation plea against MLA in wife’s murder case

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking bail cancellation of Uttar Pradesh MLA Aman Mani Tripathi, who is accused of his wife’s murder.

MLA Aman Mani Tripathi’s mother-in-law, Seema Singh, had lodged the case after Sara was killed in a car accident under mysterious circumstances on July 9, 2015, in Firozabad.

In 2015, Tripathi’s wife Sara Singh died when the car they were travelling in met an accident on National Highway-2 in Firozabad district.

However, Sara’s mother Seema Singh alleged that her daughter was killed at the behest of Aman Mani’s father Amar Mani, who, along with his wife, is serving life imprisonment for the murder of noted poet Madhumita Shukla.

Soon after Sara’s death, Seema demanded that the case be transferred to the CBI for investigation, which was subsequently done so on the recommendation of the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Thereafter, the CBI took Aman into custody for investigation. However, the Allahabad High Court in March last year granted bail to the MLA.

Following this, the CBI, last year, filed a petition seeking cancellation of his bail.