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Supreme Court to hear plea to shift Shahabuddin to Tihar Jail

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the plea for shifting the criminal turned politician, Mohammad Shahabuddin, from Siwan jail in Bihar to Tihar Jail in New Delhi. The plea was filed by Rajdeo Ranjan's widow Asha Ranjan.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 29 Nov 2016 5:41 AM GMT

Supreme Court to hear plea to shift Shahabuddin to Tihar Jail
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the plea for shifting the criminal turned politician, Mohammad Shahabuddin, from Siwan jail in Bihar to Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

The plea was filed by Rajdeo Ranjan's widow Asha Ranjan.

The Apex court bench headed by Justice Deepak Mishra will also hear the plea for handing over the cases to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for further investigation.

Who was Rajdeo Ranjan?

  • Ranjan was the Siwan bureau chief of Hindi newspaper Hindustan.
  • He was shot dead on May 13 in a busy market in Siwan district of Bihar.

About Mohammad Shahabuddin:

  • Mohammad Shabuddin is a criminal turned politician. He was elected four times as a MP from Siwan, Bihar on the ticket of Lalu Prasad Yadav led RJD.
  • Being convicted in many criminal cases, he was debarred from contesting the 2009 general elections.

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Shahabuddin who had been in Jail for about 11 years in connection with multiple cases was granted bail by Patna High Court on September 7.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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