Lalu backs don Shahabuddin, says no one can question court's decision to release him on bail
Breaking his silence in the wake of criticism over release strongman Md Shahabuddin’s release from jail, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said on Thursday that no once can question court's judgement in this regard.
Patna: Breaking his silence in the wake of criticism over release strongman Md Shahabuddin’s release from jail, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said on Thursday that no once can question court's judgement in this regard.
Talking to a news channel, Lalu Yadav said, ''Why is the issue being blown out of proportion. Can you or anyone question the court's judgement why it gave bail to Shahabuddin?
He was kept in jail for 11 years as per the law and he was released only after going through a legal framework., he said.
The RJD chief also blamed the media for pushing the issue unnecessarily and called it a conspiracy by BJP.
Will you decide or the court as to why a person should be given bail, he quizzed.
However, he kept mum when asked about a picture showing his son Tej Pratap with a sharpshooter and accused wanted in Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case, which went viral on the social media.
The issue prompted the opposition in Bihar to sharpen its attack on the ruling grand alliance, which is already facing flak after the release of former Lok Sabha MP Mohammad Shahabuddin from Bhagalpur jail.
The RJD chief made these remarks in the wake of reports that the Nitish Kumar government is set to challenge the bail given to Md Shahabuddin’s in the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, Siwan's Chandrakeshwar Prasad alias Chandra Babu, whose three of four sons were murdered allegedly by former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, will today file an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Patna High Court's order granting bail to the gangster-turned-politician.