RJD leader Shahabuddin on Friday surrendered before Siwan Court after the Supreme Court cancelled his bail granted by Patna High Court.
Mohammad Shahabuddin, a controversial leader of Lalu Yadav’s party RJD, is going back to jail after the Supreme Court cancelled his bail earlier on Friday.
“Take him into custody immediately,” the court told the Bihar government on Friday.
Shahabuddin is facing criminal charges in around 50 cases.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, who had filed one of the petitions, on Thursday argued before the apex court that Shahabuddin did not follow any rules and walked out of jail at will.
“The jail authorities were terrified of him. Bhushan sought cancellation of bail of Shahabuddin on the ground that if he be enlarged on bail, then the life of the last witness, who was testify in a case, would be in danger.
The top court had on September 19 issued a notice to Shahabuddin while hearing pleas of the Bihar Government and Chandrakeshwar Prasad against the bail granted to him.
The Bihar Government had earlier filed an appeal before the apex court challenging the Patna High Court’s order of granting bail to Shahabuddin.
The petition was filed by Bhushan on behalf of the victim’s family, which was upset to see Shahabuddin walk free.
Shahabuddin, who had been in jail for more than 10 years in connection with multiple cases, was granted bail by the Patna High Court on September 7 in connection with the murder of a man who witnessed the killing of two brothers in Siwan.
Family of victims of Mohd Shahabuddin express their happiness & gratitude, break down as they hear of Shahabuddin’s bail cancellation pic.twitter.com/iMII83FFsJ
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