Criminal-turned politician Shahabuddin’s bail challenged in Supreme Court
Nearly a week after Shahabuddin was release on bail by Patna High Court, a Siwan businessman on Friday filed a plea at Supreme Court, challenging the bail given to the gangster-turned politician.
The businessman, who filed the plea, alleged that his three sons were murdered by the convict politician. Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the top court on behalf of Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose sons were kidnapped and murdered in 2004.
Chandrakeshwar’s lawyer Prashant Bhushan, as per NDTV report, told the apex court that that the Patna High Court made a mistake releasing Shahabuddin from jail.
The petitioner, Prasad, speaking to reporter outside the court, said: “You should either keep such a person out of Bihar or give him capital punishment. We also want a CBI investigation.”
“I did not ask for ‘chanda’ (alms) as Shahabuddin is saying. I am just asking for the government’s help. We are old and are surviving on medicine. We want compensation,” he added.
After 11 years in prison, Shahabuddin was granted bail on September 7 and released on September 10. He was convicted on several charges, including the 2014 murder case of Chandrakeshwar Prasad’s son Rajiv Roshan. He faces 40 cases, including murder, kidnapping and extortion.