A man whose three sons were allegedly murdered by Mohammad Shahabuddin filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Patna high court’s order granting bail to the former RJD MP.
“We will be challenging how bail has been given to a person who is a history-sheeter. Facts are being verified about the number of cases etc. and convictions that have taken place against him,” advocate Rohit Singh from Prashant Bhushan’s office had said earlier. Bhushan’s office filed the appeal on behalf of Chandrakeshwar Prasad.
Shahabuddin, who was granted bail on September 7, was released from Bhagalpur jail on September 10. He was in jail for 11 years in connection with several cases against him. The controversial RJD strongman was granted bail in the 2014 murder case of Rajiv Roshan, son of Chandrakeshwar Prasad.
Roshan was a witness to the murder of his brothers Gitish and Satish, who were drenched with acid in 2004. The trial for Roshan’s murder is yet to begin.
Meanwhile, facing flak over Shahabuddin’s release from jail, the Bihar government is also reportedly considering filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against the bail granted to him.
“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 in appeal in higher court,” JD(U) spokesperson Ajay Alok said, adding that “it has been done in the past and would be followed in the present case of Shahabuddin too.”