20 Apr 2023

Bihar: Suspense Over Release Of Anand Mohan, Nitish Kumar Govt Amends Jail Manual


Patna: Bihar's Nitish Kumar government amended the jail manual and it is suspected that the move could benefit strongman Anand Mohan Singh. After this, the list of the prisoners to be released is also being prepared. Now speculations are being made whether Anand Mohan Singh's name is there in the list or not.

Anand Mohan Singh is a former MP of Bihar and a strongman. A case was registered against him for the murder of an IAS officer. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court. The Bihar government had recently cleared the way for his release by making changes in the jail manual. 


List of prisoners to be released prepared hurriedly 

A list of the prisoners to be released was also prepared hurriedly so that the exercise could be completed before any objection or hurdle may come in the way. It is possible that after a meeting on Thursday or Friday regarding this matter, orders for release will be made.

According to media reports, in the meeting of the Screening Committee, about 62 prisoners, including former MP Anand Mohan Singh, should be approved for release. After this, the file is sent to the Law Department, when the department is satisfied, then orders are issued to release the prisoners under the provision. This whole process takes about a week.


Why such a hurry to release

Politics has also started heating up regarding the release of Bahubali leader, many opposition leaders say that why the government is in such a hurry for the release of Anand Mohan Singh. Instructions are being given to the officers in a hurry and the files are also being forwarded very fast.

Nitish changed the rule

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is engaged in uniting the opposition. His main contest is with the BJP. In such a situation, he needs powerful veteran leaders. According to media reports, possibly for this reason, the jail rules were amended to get Anand Mohan Singh out of jail. 


In the amendment made on April 10, that section has been removed which prevents the release of the convict serving jail in the case of murder of a government official even despite good conduct. The Home Department of Bihar has issued a notification informing about amendment in Rule 481 (1) A of the Bihar Jail Rules, 2012.


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