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CBI arrests Amarmani Tripathi Newsdesk | September 21, 2003 20:15 IST
Last Updated: September 21, 2003 21:39 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday arrested former Uttar Pradesh minister Amarmani Tripathi for his alleged involvement in the murder of Hindi poetess Madhumita Shukla.

The arrest came after the CBI received confirmation from Hyderabad's Central Forensic Laboratory that Tripathi's DNA had matched with that of the poetess' dead foetus, a spokesperson for the probe agency said in New Delhi.

A five-member CBI team went to Tripathi's residence in Lucknow and took him to the agency's office for questioning, sources said.

Asked if more persons would be held, the spokesperson said, "If need arises, anyone can be arrested."

On May 26, 2003, the Criminal Investigation Department of UP had sent the foetus to the Centre for testing in Hyderabad.

Earlier this month, the Hyderabad institute submitted its preliminary report to the CBI, which reportedly communicated that the DNA had matched. However, the CBI was awaiting a final confirmation.

Shukla, 24, was gunned down from close range in her two-room apartment in Lucknow's Paper Mill Colony on May 9.

The murder had created uproar in UP, leading to Tripathi's exit from the Mayawati Cabinet.

Initially, the UP police was handling the murder case. But intense pressure from the opposition and the media forced the then chief minister Mayawati to transfer the case to the CID.

But she asked the agency to complete the investigation in a month. The opposition raised a ruckus and after pressure from the Centre the case was handed over to the CBI.

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Sub: areest af amrmani

well done opposition!!!well done cbi!!!at last justice to a dead mother and child unbrn.had it not been for the ruckus created by opposition,amarmani would have ...

Posted by shri

Sub: cbi arrest

Now CBI has arrested Mr.Tripathi, everybody knows he is on guilty side, but nothing is going to happen he will be realeased, all that matters ...

Posted by sam

Sub: Good work

this is great news,

Posted by Guatam

Sub: criminal politics nexus

This arrest or mr. Tripathy shows us the clear case of criminal & political nexus that is rampant in U.P. The minister should be treated ...

Posted by jayants sengupta

Sub: Madhumita Shukla

Amarmani Tripathi should have been arrested long time back. Better late then never

Posted by Gaurav Kisan


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