Shahabuddin's bail: Supreme Court refuses to stay Patna High Court decision

| Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 09:03
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He is also accused in the sensational murder of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan

New Delhi: Putting its foot in the controversial bail decision taken by the Patna High Court towards Mohammad Shahabuddin, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the Patna High Court's decision and said that the case would be heard in detail before reaching to conclusions.

The Bihar government has said that they want a non-bailable warrant against Shahabuddin, but the bench of justice headed by PC Ghose and Amitava Roy quashed the plea and said that the procedure had to be duly followed. That means that Chandrasekhar Prasad, whose three sons were allegedly murdered by the henchmen of Shahabuddin, will have to fight for justice again; hoping that this time the highest court in India will not turn a blind eye towards their ordeal.

The Supreme Court has issued to notice to Shahabuddin to put up a defence within this week.

“Let us issue notice now. We will hear the matter in detail,” Ghose told advocates Prashant Bhushan and Rohit Singh.

"He should not even be in Bihar. He should be outside and the trial should be conducted via video conference,” argued Bhushan, who was then agreed upon by Justice Roy.

Criminal-turned-politician Shahabuddin has been sentenced to life twice and has more than 58 cases pending under his name. He is also accused in the sensational murder of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan. 

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