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Bihar govt appeal Supreme Court for cancellation of RJD MP Shahabuddin’s bail

PATNA/SIWAN: Bihar government is preparing to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the bail granted to the former RJD MP Shahabuddin by the Patna high court.

Janata Dal (United) spokesman Ajay Alok said.”This has been an established process followed by Nitish Kumar
government in the past 11 years that if the state is not satisfied with the bail of somebody, it goes to appeal in higher court,”

“It has been done in the past and would be followed in the present case of Shahabuddin too,” he said.

BJP state chief for Bihar, Sushil Modi said they will ask the Nitish government to hire best lawyers and get Shahabuddin’s bail cancelled.

“A fresh evidence has emerged in which a sharp shooter Md Kaif wanted by Siwan police in the Rajdeo Ranjan murder case has been seen standing close to Shahaduddin after his release from Bhagalpur jail last week in a video footage. The evidence proves beyond doubt that Kaif, who is absconding in the Rajdeo Ranjan murder case, has close connection with Shahabuddin,” he said.

The chief minister also held a long meeting with Advocate General Ram Balak Mahto and Additional Advocate General Lalit Kishore over the Shahabuddin release issue.

Saurav Kumar Sah,Siwan superintendent of police said the district police was scrutinising if any condition of the bail has been violated in the case of Shahabuddin.

“If any evidence comes to the surface indicating violation of condition of bail we will move for cancellation of bail in the case,” the SP said.

Shahabuddin had been sent to jail in November 2005 in connection with the murder of Rajiv Ranjan, a prime witness in the murder of his two brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj. The brothers had been murdered in Siwan in August 2004.