Former Uttar Pradesh Minister and Madhumita Shukla murder case accused Amarmani Tripathi has moved the Supreme Court seeking permission for filing of his nomination papers from Laxminagar constituency in the ongoing assembly elections in the state.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan has issued notice to the CBI on his special leave petition after senior counsel Mukul Rohtagi mentioned the matter for an urgent hearing. Earlier, the Dehradun Special Court and the Uttaranchal High Court dismissed his plea in this regard.
The Bench fixed Monday for hearing Tripathi's petition challenging the High Court order.
Tripathi, his wife Madhumani and two others are facing trial in the 2003 Madhumita Shukla murder case at Dehradun after the apex court transferred the case from Lucknow.