Patna: Former Bihar parliamentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin was on Thursday shifted to Bhagalpur jail from Siwan prison after complaints that he was managing his wife`s poll campaign and threatening political rivals on a mobile phone, an official said.
"After complaints by the BJP and other political parties that Shahabuddin was using a mobile phone to threaten his rivals and managing his wife`s campaign, the district administration shifted him to Bhagalpur jail," a police official said.
"He was shifted to ensure free and fair elections in Siwan," the official added.
Shahabuddin is presently undergoing a life term. His wife Hina Shahab is a Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate from Siwan Assembly constituency.