Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Criminal turned politician MLA from Bihar and member of Rashtriya Janata Dal Mohammad Shahabuddin shifted from Siwan jail to patna amid high tight security, from where he will be transferred to the high-security Tihar jail in New Delhi on the order of Supreme Court. He was escorted from siwan jail around 2:40 am said by security personnel.
Siwan administrator escorted Shahabuddin to a white Tata Sumo, where he was lodged between two armed security officials. he will be taken to the national capital via rail or airway and then he will be moved to Tihar jail. The apex court has also said trial of shahabuddin will be done through video conferencing and no such special tratment will be given to him. Shahabuddin is having 45 pending criminal case.
Asha Ranjan, the wife of the deceased journalist, Ranjan Rajdeo, had filed a plea stating that free and fair trial against Shahabuddin was not possible if he remain lodged in the Bihar jail as witnesses would not be able to depose against him with his goons threatening them.
42-year-old Rajdeo was shot dead in July last year at Phal Mandi near the Siwan Railway Station, barely half-a-kilometre from the police station.
The Bihar Government had recommended the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) to probe the case.
The case came into limelight again after a photograph appeared in the media showing murder suspects Mohammad Kaif and Mohammad Javed with gangster-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin after his release from jail. Kaif, however, later rubbished all accusations against him and said he has no involvement in Rajdeo's murder case.