Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on the plea of underworld don Babloo Srivastava seeking interim bail, till his application for remission of sentence is considered by the government in light of he having spent over two decades behind bars.
A bench of Justices V Gopala Gowda and Adarsh Kumar Goel posted the matter after three weeks when his counsel contended that Srivastava had moved an application in 2013 for remission in sentence which is pending for consideration of the government.
Currently lodged in Bareilly Central Jail, he is serving life sentence awarded by a Kanpur TADA court for the murder of a customs official in Allahabad.
Better known by his nickname “Babloo”, Om Prakash Srivastava was arrested from Singapore in 1995 after having been declared an absconder and issuance of a red corner notice. He is facing trial in a number of criminal cases.