Siwan: The Additional District and Sessions judge (ADJ) Ajay Kumar Shrivastava, who sentenced Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member Mohammad Shahabuddin to life imprisonment for his involvement in the murder of two brothers, has been transferred from Siwan.
According to the sources, Shrivastava in a letter written to the High Court had said that he was feeling unsafe in Siwan after Shahabuddin’s release. Acting upon Shrivastava’s letter, the High Court on September 9 issued a notification for his transfer to Patna.
The special court in December last year had sentenced Shahabuddin to life imprisonment for dual murders.
After Shahabuddin’s release, the Bihar government and Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose three sons were allegedly murdered by the henchman of Shahabuddin over a property dispute, had challenged the decision taken by the Patna High
Court granting bail to Shahabuddin.
However, 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.
Criminal-turned-politician Shahabuddin has more than 58 cases pending under his name. He is also accused in the sensational murder of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan.
First Published | 21 September 2016 9:03 AM