MY KOLKATA EDUGRAPH
ADVERTISEMENT
regular-article-logo Thursday, 05 October 2023

Plea of slain gangster Jeeva's wife seeking anticipatory bail in criminal case to be heard by SC after vacations

A vacation bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Rajesh Bindal noted that the funeral of Jeeva has already taken place and there is no urgency in the matter

PTI New Delhi Published 09.06.23, 12:19 PM
Representational image

Representational image File image

The Supreme Court on Friday refused urgent hearing on a plea by the wife of gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari's aide Sanjeev Maheshwari Jeeva, who was shot dead on Lucknow court premises, seeking anticipatory bail in a criminal case.

A vacation bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Rajesh Bindal noted that the funeral of Jeeva has already taken place and there is no urgency in the matter.

ADVERTISEMENT

"The petition was mentioned yesterday on grounds that funeral of the husband of the petitioner, Payal Maheshwari, was to take place. For that purpose, the petitioner sought protection from any coercive action in attending the funeral," the bench said.

"We are apprised by the UP Additional Advocate General that the funeral has already taken place and the petitioner did not attend it and the last rites were performed by her son. The AAG has submitted that police had ensured that no coercive steps would have been taken against the petitioner if she had attended the funeral. Therefore, we see no urgency to list the matter in the vacations," it said.

Payal Maheshwari's lawyer had told the bench that Jeeva was shot dead on Wednesday and sought protection from arrest to attend the last rites.

UP Additional Advocate General Garima Prashad had assured the court that the state would not take any action against Payal Maheshwari, who had sought interim protection from arrest in a Gangsters Act case and also bail to attend the last rites of her husband.

Jeeva (48), who was serving a life term in a Lucknow jail, was shot dead when he was brought to the Lucknow court for hearing in a case.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

Follow us on:
ADVERTISEMENT