Bihar ex-MP Shahabuddin gets bail

Patna : The Patna High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with a double murder and kidnapping that took place 12 years ago, a lawyer said.

After hearing the bail petition, the court bench headed by Justice Anjana Prakash granted bail to the former MP.

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In January this year, his bail petition was rejected by the high court.

Last year, the special court in Siwan district convicted Shahabuddin and awarded him life imprisonment in a 2004 case in which he and his men were charged with giving an acid bath to two brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj and murdering them.

Shahabuddin has been languishing in jail for several years in connection with many serious criminal cases.

According to police officials, Shahabuddin has been convicted on charges of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and murder.

Shahabuddin’s son Osama has also been charged with the killing of a local BJP leader Rajiv Roshan, who was a witness in the murder case of the two brothers in which Shahabuddin has been convicted.

The two brothers were kidnapped allegedly at Shahabuddin’s behest and drenched in acid before being murdered.