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

Updated: Jun 9 2023 12:05PM

New Delhi, Jun 9 (PTI) 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.

"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.