New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha MP and Siwan’s strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin is all set to return to jail following the Supreme Court order asking him to surrender and asking Bihar government to arrest him immediately.
This means that the days of freedom for Mohammad Shahabuddin are over and he will have to cool his heels inside the prison cell. Nonetheless it is not clear if he actually lives inside his cell or rules his fief from the prison.
A Supreme Court bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy ruled earlier today that Shahabuddin would be taken into custody forthwith.
Justice Ghose said, “The State will take all consequential steps to take him into custody forthwith”. The court added that the State and the court will take all steps to complete the trial expeditiously. The verdict followed a Bihar government’s plea challenging the Patna High Court order granting bail on grounds that though Shahabuddin was arrested in 2014, the trial did not start till date.
In the meantime the High Court order was also challenged by Rajiv Roshan’s father Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose other two sons were also allegedly killed by Shahabuddin’s henchmen. Rajiv Roshan, who was the sole witness to the killings of his brothers, was allegedly killed by Shahabuddin’s henchmen, including his son Osama.