Patna, Feb 18, 2017: Two days after the Supreme Court order, former RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin brought to Delhi for being shifted to Tihar Jail from Bihar’s Siwan Jail on Saturday amidst tight security.
Shahabuddin, is a criminal turned politician and locally known as ‘Bahubali’. He faces 35 criminal cases including murder, extortion, kidnapping and has been convicted in seven.
“Process to shift Shahabuddin from Siwan jail to Tihar jail began late Friday night with a team of STF along with top district administration officials brought him to Patna on way to Delhi,” a district police officer said.
According to a police officer here, Shahabuddin has been kept in Beur jail under tight security.
Hearing the petition of Asha Ranjan, wife of slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, the apex court on Wednesday ordered shifting Shahabuddin from Siwan to Tihar jail.
Asha, a contractual teacher in a government-run school in Siwan, in her petition feared a threat to her life if Shahabuddin remains in Siwan jail.
Last September after spending 11 years behind bars, Shahabuddin was released from Bihar’s Bhagalpur jail and termed RJD chief Lalu Prasad as his leader.
After the Patna HC granted bail in a case related to the killing of a murder witness, he was finally released from prison.
But after 19 days, Shahabuddin surrendered in a court in Siwan district soon after the SC cancelled his bail, and was taken into custody and sent to Siwan jail.