Youth claims he wrote Shahabuddin's law exam

Firoz Alam claims that he had written the LLB Part II examination for RJD leader Shahabuddin.
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Published on May 28, 2006 09:28 PM IST
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In a new twist to the controversy surrounding RJD leader Mohammed Shahabuddin appearing for a law examination in Bihar last year despite a nation-wide alert for his arrest, a youth has confessed that he wrote the test for the MP.

Firoz Alam, a resident of Muzaffarpur, said in his affidavit submitted in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate on May 15 that he had written the LLB Part II examination for Shahabuddin following a promise that he would be paid Rs 20,000.

Firoz, who has gone underground fearing for his life, said Mohammad Tauhid Alam, the principal of RDS college where the test was held, had approached him to impersonate Shahabuddin for the examination.

He said he was paid Rs 15,000 in two instalments. But when he sought the last instalment of Rs 5,000, the principal threatened he would be either killed by the MP's men or arrested by the police.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (Tirhut zone) Sunit Kumar said on Sunday that he had not seen Firoz's affidavit.

The principal of RDS College also denied that he knew Firoz, alleging his confession was part of a conspiracy hatched by some college staff with whom he was not on good terms.

Firoz has said he is ready to cooperate with the court.

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