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Shahabuddin's bail plea in Arms Act case dismissed

Justice Mishra, who rejected the plea, directed the police to ensure completion of the trial within six months.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 14:41 IST

The Patna High Court on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Siwan RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in a case lodged under the Arms Act.

Shahabuddin was booked under the act after recovery of a country-made pistol and several rounds of ammunition from his Pratappur house in Siwan on April 24, 2005.

Justice Mridula Mishra rejected the plea on conclusion of arguments by Shahabuddin's counsel YV Giri and government counsel Shyameshwar Dayal, who vehemently opposed the bail and said that the prosecution was ready to complete the trial expeditiously.

Mishra also directed the police to ensure completion of the trial within six months.

A total of six cases were registered against Shahabuddin after police recovered stolen vehicles, country-made pistols, cartridges of foreign make, foreign currencies, wireless sets and AK-47 rifles and also detected illegal electricity connection during the raid at his house.

Shahabuddin has also been charged with sedition for allegedly possessing cartridges and weapons of foreign make, foreign currencies and wireless sets.

Of the six cases, the Patna High Court had granted regular bail to Shahabuddin in electricity theft and another registered under the Arms Act.