New Delhi, September 19: The Supreme Court has on Monday rejected plea for interim stay on Patna High Court order granting bail in a murder case to Shahabuddin. Also SC issued a notice saying it want to hear him too. Bihar goverment seeks issuance of Non Bailable Warrant against him.
The bench comprising justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy asked Bihar government to serve its notice on Shahabuddin. The State government moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of Shahabuddin's bail saying it was not properly heard by Patna High Court while granting him the bail. The matter will be fixed in hearing on September 26.
An appeal to the high court is filed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government, challenging the Patna High Court's order granting bail to Shahabuddin. Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan has also challenged the latest Bihar High Court order which recently granted bail to Mohammad Shahabuddin. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Siwan-based Chandrakeshwar Prasad whose three sons have been killed in two separate incidents, said Shahabuddin is a "notorious criminal" and his reign of terror is in Bihar "in general" and Siwan "in particular".
"There are 58 criminal cases pending against Shahabuddin and out of them he has been convicted in eight cases," Bhushan said. Shahabuddin is a criminal turned politician and due to his release a lot of criticism is faced by the government.