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New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday evening said that there is no place in the state for gangsters, directly hinting towards the abrupt bail granted to criminal-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin.

Nitish Kumar was heavily censured for the Patna High Court decision on Shahabuddin’s bail despite the fact that the don was serving two life sentences for murder. “If any don is seen outside, he will have to go to jail,” said Nitish.

Shahabuddin, who has political leaning with Lalu Prasad Yadav, was granted bail after 11 years. Lalu Yadav’s son Tejpal Yadav sparked a massive row when a picture of him along with a famed shooter was circulated on social media.

It was also speculated that since Nitish partnered with Lalu last year, a weak challenge to bail had been presented before the Patna High Court which ultimately resulted in the granting of bail to Shahabuddin.

The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Shahabuddin and has provided a two-week time for the Siwan don to reply in defence. Shahabuddin stands as the main accused for the murder of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan. 

First Published | 27 September 2016 1:26 PM
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