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Nitish Kumar has assured action against Shahabuddin, says Congress

Updated: Sep 17, 2016 09:15 IST

New Delhi[India], Sept. 17 (ANI): The Congress Party has said that it has been assured by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar that legal action will be taken against former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and alleged criminal Mohammad Shahabuddin, who was released from the Bhagalpur Jail on bail after eleven years.

"As far as Bihar and its coalition government with the Congress are concerned, the Congress has always supported clean politics. Bihar chief minister has assured that the law will take its course against Shahabuddin," Mahila Congress President Shobha Oza told ANI.

Yesterday, the Bihar government filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the Patna High Court's order of granting bail to Shahabuddin.

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan also filed a petition before the top court appealing for cancellation of bail granted to Shahabuddin.

Siwan native Chandrakeshwar Prasad's also filed a petition in the apex court seeking cancellation of Shahabuddin's bail.

The court will hear Prasad's plea on September 19.

Shahabuddin, who had been in jail for more than 10 years in connection with multiple cases, was granted bail by the Patna High Court on September 7 in connection with the murder of a man who witnessed the killing of two brothers in Siwan. (ANI)