Victim’s Family, Bihar Government to Challenge Shahabuddin’s Bail

Shahabuddin was released from jail this week, after serving 11 years for dozens of cases against him.

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Former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin. (Photo: IANS)

Chandrakeshwar Prasad of Siwan, three of whose sons were allegedly murdered by gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin, will be filing an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging Patna High Court’s order granting bail to the former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP.

Talking about the same, advocate Prashant Bhushan’s office said:

We are filing the appeal tomorrow on behalf of the victims’ father Chandrakeshwar Prasad (alias Chandra Babu). We are on way to give final shape to the appeal and it will be filed tomorrow in which several grounds are taken.

Shahabuddin, who was granted bail by the Patna High Court on 7 September, was released from Bhagalpur jail on 10 September. He was in jail for 11 years in connection with dozens of cases against him.

One of the cases was the 2014 murder case of Rajiv Roshan, son of Chandrakeshwar Prasad. Roshan was a witness to the murder of his brothers Gitish and Satish, who were drenched with acid in 2004. The trial for Roshan’s murder is yet to start.

This comes alongside reports that the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is mulling moving the Supreme Court for cancellation of his bail even as opposition NDA on Wednesday demanded his arrest.

“This has been an established process followed by Nitish Kumar government in the past 11 years that if the state is not satisfied with the bail of somebody, it goes to appeal in higher court,” JD(U) spokesman Ajay Alok said.

Meanwhile, Siwan Superintendent of Police Saurav Kumar Sah said the district police was scrutinising if any condition of the bail has been violated in the case of Shahabuddin.

The SP had said that the police has taken cognisance of photograph of absconding suspects Mohammad Kaif and Mohammad Javed in the killing of journalist Rajdev Ranjan with Mohammad Shahabuddin after his release.

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