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SC to today hear petitions challenging Shahabuddin's bail

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 08:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the petitions of the Bihar Government and Siwan native Chandrakeshwar Prasad against the bail granted to gangster-turned politician Mohammad Shahabuddin by the Patna High Court.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Bihar Government last week filed an appeal in the apex court, challenging the Patna High Court's order granting bail to Shahabuddin.

Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan has also challenged the latest Bihar High Court order which recently granted bail to Mohammad Shahabuddin.

The petition has been filed by Bhushan on behalf of victim's family who was unhappy to see Shahabuddin walking out of the Bhagalpur jail.

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.

Shahabuddin's release from jail evoked widespread criticism of the grand alliance in the state with the opposition accusing the government of paving way for his release by not opposing the bail strongly in the court. (ANI)