After eleven years of imprisonment, mafia don and four-term former MP of Lalu Prasad’s RJD Md Shahabuddin was released from Bhagalpur jail on September 10.
Shahabuddin, a name synonymous with terror, is the undisputed don of Siwan region. Before jail, he also ran a personal court where the people would come with their grievances and he would redress them.
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Earlier, Shahabuddin declared that circumstances had made Nitish chief minister and that Lalu Prasad was his real leader. The don’s remarks forced RJD to issue a press note party national vice-president Illiyas Hussain stating that Nitish was not a CM of circumstance.
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Even the BJP had demanded Shahabuddin be put behind the bar again. “We have sought the Governor’s direction to the state government for invoking the CCA against the dreaded RJD strongman to put him behind the bars again as an atmosphere of fear has gripped Bihar, particularly Siwan district,” senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said after meeting the Governor.
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The Bihar chief minister also held a meeting with his ministers on September 12 and also sought legal consultations from lawyers.
“Everyone knows what he is. After spending 11 years in jail, he is giving sermons now. Our government will not tolerate people with criminal antecedents.”
The Patna High Court on September 7 granted bail to controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin in a case of murder of a witness in the killing of two brothers in Siwan by bathing them in acid.