Controversial RJD MP Mohammed Shahabuddin, currently lodged in Siwan jail, on Tuesday appeared before special courts inside the prison in various criminal cases.
The MP, who had refused to appear before the special courts inside the jail on past three occasions on health ground, appeared before the court of special district and sessions Judge GP Shrivastava on a stretcher in three cases, relating to Arms Act and kidnapping and suspected murder of a CPI-ML worker Chotelal Gupta in 1997.
At the start of the proceedings, a battery of lawyers led by High Court advocate Kanhayia Prasad Singh representing Shahabuddin, asked the court to first hear the application relating to specialised treatment for the MP outside Siwan of his spinal problem.
On this, the judge directed the government advocate to file rejoinder on June 22.
After a gap of half-an-hour, the fourth term Siwan RJD MP was produced before the special court of Judicial Magsirtate BB Gupta inside the jail on a strecher in 12 other cases, including those under Arms Act and recovery of skin of a deer during raids at his Pratappur house on April 24. The cases were postponed for future dates.
On Saturday last, he refused to appear before the court of Judicial Magistrate BB Gupta for the third consecutive day and allegedly threatened the jail superintendent with dire consequences when the latter approached him with a production warrant, prompting the district administration to register a case against the Lok Sabha member.