Published On : Fri, Sep 30th, 2016

SC cancels ex-RJD strongman Shahabuddin’s bail

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New Delhi/Nagpur: The Supreme Court has cancelled former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Shahabuddin’s bail today. “He will be taken to jail forthwith,” said Prashant Bhushan who had filed an appeal with the apex court.

Earlier in September, the Patna HC had granted bail to the controversial RJD leader in a case of murder of a witness in the killing of two brothers in Siwan by bathing them in acid. Shahabuddin is facing criminal charges in around 50 cases.

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, who has filed one of the petitions, argued before the apex court that Shahabuddin did not follow any rules and walked out of jail at will. “The jail authorities were terrified of him,” Bhushan said and sought cancellation of bail on the grounds that if he was given bail, the life of the last witness, who was testify in a case, would be in danger.

Bhushan had earlier on Monday told the apex court that there were 45 cases against Shahabuddin, out of which nine are related to murder and ten are related to convictions.

Shahabuddin will be taken into custody immediately.