Victims' family to challenge Shahabuddin's bail in Supreme Court today
Mohammad Shahabuddin was granted bail by the Patna High Court on September 7 in the 2014 murder case of Rajiv Roshan, the son of Chandrakeshwar Prasad.
New Delhi: 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 on Thursday file an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Patna High Court's order granting bail to the gangster-turned-politician.
The petition will challenge how bail can be given to a "history-sheeter".
Shahabuddin was granted bail by the Patna High Court on September 7 in the 2014 murder case of Rajiv Roshan, the son of Chandrakeshwar Prasad. The controversial RJD strongman was released from Bhagalpur jail on September 10, after being there for 11 years in connection with dozens of cases against him.
Roshan was a witness to the murder of his brothers Gitish and Satish, who were drenched with acid in 2004. The trial for Roshan's murder is yet to start.
Meanwhile, facing flak over Shahabuddin's release from jail, the Bihar government is also reportedly considering filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against the bail granted to him.
"This has been an established process followed by Nitish Kumar government in the past 11 years that if the state is not satisfied with the bail of somebody, it goes to appeal in higher court," JD(U) spokesperson Ajay Alok said, adding that "it has been done in the past and would be followed in the present case of Shahabuddin too."
(With PTI inputs)