Shahabuddin back in jail after SC cancels bail, says supporters will teach Nitish a lesson
The Supreme Court on Friday sent RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin back to jail in the Rajiv Roshan murder case.
Patna: Mohammad Shahabuddin on Friday surrendered before Siwan court and was later sent to divisional jail after the Supreme Court set aside the Patna High Court order granting bail to the controversial RJD leader in a murder case.
Talking to reporters before surrendering, Shahabuddin said: "I respect the judiciary, I don't care about what people say."
On Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, he said, "I stand by what I said earlier. My supporters will show them in the upcoming elections."
Earlier in the day, the apex court had ordered that either the gangster-turned-politician should surrender or the Bihar Police should take him in custody "forthwith".
A bench comprising Justice PC Ghose and Amitava Roy directed the state government and the lower court to ensure that the trial in the Rajiv Roshan murder case is concluded "expeditiously as contemplated under the law".
Meanwhile, the court issued notice to Shahabuddin and Bihar government on another plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to him in a murder case of two brothers of Roshan.
Shahabuddin has been awarded life imprisonment in the twin murder case and the Patna High Court had granted him bail in this matter as well.