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Saket court extends CBI remand of Amanmani Tripathi by three days

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Saket Sessions on Tuesday extended the (CBI) remand of (SP) leader Amanmani Tripathi, in connection with the of his wife Sara, who had died while she was on way to with her husband on July 9 last year, by a further three days.

The had on Saturday handed Tripathi to the for three-days.

This comes around nine years after his parents - former UP minister Amarmani Tripathi and Madhumani - were convicted for the of poetess Madhumita Shukla.

SP had announced Amanmani as its candidate from Nautanwa seat of Maharajganj last month.

Sources in the said Amanmani's close aides corroborated Sara's mother Seema Singh's allegations that he wanted to get rid of his wife.

Other evidence included loopholes in Amanmani's statement about the car accident that he claimed had killed Sara and the call records of his and the victim's cellphones.

Amanmani, who miraculously escaped unhurt, was subsequently arrested, as he was absconding in a kidnapping case lodged against him in August last year.

Sara's mother Seema Singh alleged that her daughter was killed at the behest of Amarmani - who, along with his wife Madhumati, is serving life sentence in poet Madhumita Shukla's case.

Soon after, Amanmani, who was then absconding in a kidnapping case lodged against him in Lucknow in 2014, was arrested. He was in jail for six months before being released on bail.

The FIR was lodged at Sirsaganj police station in Firozabad, named Amanmani and his parents - currently lodged in Gorakhpur Jail.

She wanted the case to be transferred to the and the same was later recommended by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The CBI took over the investigation in October last year.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 17:28 IST