Fresh plea against Shahbuddin's bail plea in SC

25 Sep 2016 | Written by Gaurav ; Edited by Mansi Motwani
Criminalization of Politics

The mother of three youth who were allegedly killed at the behest of Mohammed Shahabuddin has approached the Supreme Court with a fresh plea against his bail.

While a sessions court has convicted Shahabuddin for the murder of the first 2 sons, the murder of the 3rd son who was witness is still in trial.

The plea is likely to be heard tomorrow.

In context: Criminalization of Politics

ProfileWho is Mohammad Shahabuddin?

Criminal turned politician, Mohammad Shahabuddin, was a Member of Parliament of Siwan, Bihar.

He was elected as MP four times with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party of Lalu Prasad Yadav.

He was also elected to the Bihar Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) two times.

He was banned from contesting the General Elections of 2009 due to his conviction in several criminal cases.

Criminal Record

Mohammad Shahabuddin has 58 criminal cases pending against him, as the affidavits filed against him suggest. He has already been convicted in 8 cases out of the 58.
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Shahabuddin receives bail in double murder case

07 Sep 2016Shahabuddin receives bail in double murder case

On 11th December, 2015 Shahabuddin was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering two brothers by drenching them in acid, in Pratappur.

On 7th September, 2016, Lok Sabha member Mohammad Shahabuddin was granted bail in a murder case by the Patna High Court.

Rajeev Raushan, the eldest brother who was an eyewitness was murdered by Shahbuddin 3 days before his trial.

25 Sep 2016Fresh plea against Shahbuddin's bail plea in SC

19 Feb 2017Shahabuddin transferred to Tihar jail

Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin will be transferred to Tihar jail from the Beur Central Jail in Bihar as per the Supreme Court's directives.

Petitioners had urged the court to have him transferred to jail outside Bihar, as he continued running criminal activities from jail.

Shahabuddin was brought to Delhi from Bihar amid tight security on the Sampurna Kranti Express.

17 Apr 2017Shahabuddin double murder case: Jamshedpur court acquits the RJD MP

A Jamshedpur court has acquitted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in a 1989 triple murder case.

Shahabuddin, one of the eight accused persons, is currently lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi, amid high security.

The Supreme Court earlier ordered the shifting of Shahabuddin from Bihar's Siwan jail to Tihar jail for a fair trial.

He is facing trial in 45 criminal cases.

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30 Aug 2017Patna HC upholds life sentence to Mohammad Shahabuddin in double-murder

The Patna HC has upheld life imprisonment to former RJD MLA Mohammad Shahabuddin in a double murder case.

The Bihar strongman, who is presently in Tihar Jail, was convicted in December 2015 and awarded life sentence by a lower court. He had challenged the verdict.

Shahabuddin and three others had abducted and murdered two sons of Chandrashekhar Prasad alias Chanda Babu in 2004.