A plea seeking cancellation of bail for former RJD MP and gangster-turned-politician’s Mohammad Shahabuddin’s will be taken up by Supreme Court on Monday. Filed by a Siwan resident Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose son was allegedly murdered by Sahabuddin, the petition argues that he would misuse his liberty to derail the trial in the murder of his son.
Prasad also contested that his own life was in danger after the gangster’s release as, he is also involved in the murder of Prasad’s two other sons. Prashant Bhushan filed the petition on behalf of Chandrashekhar Prasad after the Patna High Court released Shahabuddin, as the trial in the case of the murder of Prasad’s third son has not yet commenced.
Incidentally, the Bihar government has also moved the apex court with its appeal against the High Court order, contesting that the state was not properly heard and his release directly compromises with the security of the witnesses of the case.
Shahabuddin, a four- time MP from Siwan, is facing trial in at least 58 criminal cases, of which in at least 8, he has been convicted and awarded life sentence in two of them and despite that he has been allowed to walk free out of jail.
Separately, Bihar government standing counsel Gopal Singh elaborated the grounds and said the High Court had failed to follow its own order of February asking the trial court to preferably complete the trial of the Rajiv Roshan murder case within nine months.