New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for a response from mafia-turned-politician RJD leader Shahabuddin and the Bihar government as to why  he should not be shifted out of the state and kept in Tihar Jail from where trial in over 45 cases can be conducted through video conferencing.
 
A bench comprising of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy granted four weeks to Shahabuddin and Bihar government to respond to two separate pleas filed by Siwan-based Chandrakeshwar Prasad alias Chanda Babu whose three sons were killed in two incidents and Asha Ranjan, wife of murdered journalist Rajdev Ranjan.
 
Shahabuddin has more than 58 cases pending under his name. He is also accused in the sensational murder of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan.
 
Shahabuddin was serving his jail term for the murder of Rajiv Raushan. After walking free, Shahabuddin said he was framed and it was the court that jailed him and has now released him as well.