Supreme Court to hear petitions seeking cancellation of Shahabuddin’s bail


New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday two petitions seeking cancellation of bail to controversial former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin by the Patna high court . A bench of justice PC Ghose and justice Amitava Roy will hear appeals by the Bihar government and Chandrakeshwar Prasad — whose three sons were allegedly murdered by Shahabuddin — against the September 7 Patna high court order granting bail to the RJD leader.

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Acting on petitioner Chandrakeshwar Prasad alias Chanda Babu's plea, the apex court has sought a prompt response from the former parliamentarian and fixed the matter to be heard again next Monday.

Prasad has alleged that his life was in danger following the release of Shahabuddin, who was earlier convicted for the murder of his two sons. Shahabuddin was released even as the trial in the murder of Prasad's third son had not yet started.

Appearing for Prasad, senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court, "Bihar is breathing under terror ever since his release. Shahabuddin is a Class A history-sheeter; he should not have been granted the bail."

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