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Shahabuddin granted bail in arms case

Govt Advocate S Dayal opposed the bail saying that Shahabuddin could influence witnesses if granted bail.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 15:26 IST

RJD Lok Sabha member Mohammad Shahabuddin was granted bail by the Patna High Court in an arms act case on Thursday.

Shahabuddin, whowas charged with the sale and purchase of illegal weapons,was granted bail by Justice Mridula Mishra.

Justice Mishra accepted Shahabuddin's counsel YV Giri's pleathat his client had not visited Siwan for the past 2-3 years and linking him with deeds of any of his supporters was unjustified.

Government Advocate S Dayal opposed the bail arguing that Shahabuddin had a criminal background and he could influence the witnesses if granted bail.

Shahabuddin, who was arrested in Delhi last November in connection with eight pendingnon-bailable warrants of arrest, is currently lodged at Bhagalpur jail.

First Published: Jan 19, 2006 17:17 IST