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Now, Bihar govt moves SC against bail granted to Shahabuddin


PATNA: Problems grew further for RJD politician Mohammad Shahabuddin as now Bihar state government has moved the Supreme Court against the bail granted to him by the Patna High Court shortly after a Siwan resident had challenged his bail in the same court.

In its petition, the Bihar government has urged the SC to cancel his bail given his long criminal past, according to media reports.

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“I don’t have any such information regarding this,” said RJD president Lalu Prasad on being asked by the media today.

Earlier in the day, a petition challenging the bail granted to Shahabuddin was filed in the Supreme Court.

The petition was filed by one Chandrakeshwar Prasad through his lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

Prasad had his three sons killed by the criminals and he alleges Shahabuddin was involved in their murder.

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Shahabuddin walked out of jail last week after the bail was granted by the Patna High Court. He was released on bail after 11 years of incarceration.

The entire opposition in Bihar has taken to streets since Shahabuddin was granted bail by the court and has accused the state government of clandestinely helping the RJD strongman secure his release.

A delegation of the NDA recently met Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, seeking cancellation of his bail and imposition of Crime Control Act (CCA) on Shahabuddin.

Today again the NDA observed “Dhikkar Diwas” across the state to protest his bail. In the past two days, they had also staged sit-ins with the same demand.

Victims’ families too are protesting and have sought jailing of Shahabuddin, apprehending threats to their live and witnesses.

Amid the increasing demand of his arrest, the state government too is now said to be mulling to challenge Shahabuddin’s bail in the Supreme Court.

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