Nitish Kumar govt to move SC to oppose Shahabuddin’s bail
The Nitish Kumar government will move the Supreme Court against the bail granted to criminal-turned former RJD lawmaker Mohammad Shahabuddin, who was released from jail last weekend, media reports said.
According to a report in NDTV, its said there was no question of “any compromise” in cases against the Shahabuddin who is a criminal turned-politician from the party of Lalu Yadav, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s partner in Bihar’s ruling coalition.
The report added that the state government would also ensure there are no lapses as it prepares strong cases against Shahabuddin in cases yet to go to trial.
Including charges of murder, extortion and kidnapping, Shahabuddin has more than 40 criminal cases against him.
The controversial politician has been serving two life sentences in murder cases and was granted bail earlier this month by the Bihar High Court after 11 years in jail.
Meanwhile, BJP has slammed Bihar Government and question Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s inability to arrest Mohamad Kaif, the absconding sharpshooter wanted in the murder of Bihar senior journalist Rajdev Ranjan, after being spotted with former RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin.
BJP leader Nalin Kohli, speaking to a news agency, asserted that this development is the concrete proof of ‘gunda raj’ returning to Bihar.
“Matter of great shock, pain and concern that a person who is accused in the murder of journalist is openly seen welcoming Shahabuddin without any fear. Clearly he (Kaif) thinks he can do whatever he wants and no one can do anything about it,” Kohli said.