Sun, Apr 23, 2017 | updated 09:19 PM IST

Shahabuddin must rot in prison for rest of his life: Petitioners post SC order

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 15:26 IST      
Shahabuddin must rot in prison for rest of his life: Petitioners post SC order

Siwan (Bihar) [India], Sept. 30 (ANI): Hailing the Supreme Court's verdict of cancelling the bail granted to former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, Siwan native Chandrakeshwar Prasad and his wife Kalawati Devi, who are petitioners in the case, on Friday demanded capital punishment or life imprisonment for the gangster-turned politician.

Shahabuddin had been granted bail recently by the Patna High Court in the murder case of Rajiv Roshan, son of Chandrakeshwar Prasad and the sole eye-witness to the cold-blooded murder of his two younger brothers in Siwan.

The apex court directed Shahabuddin to surrender and asked the Bihar Government to take steps to take him into custody forthwith.

Speaking to ANI, Kalawati Devi broke down in tears and said, "I am happy that he is going back to jail. I want to thank the Supreme Court. He should get punished for what he has done."

"Our entire family has been ruined. What we have lost, cannot be paid back to us. He (Shahabuddin) should stay in jail all his lifetime. He should be given such a punishment so that no one else suffers like us.However, we are still afraid that he might do something to us in the near future," she added.

Chandrakeshwar Prasad, also known as Chanda Babu to everyone in his native Siwan, hailed the apex court's verdict and said that this judgment of the court will surely boost the morale of many people.

"This is a blessing of God on us. We would like to thank everyone who supported us and stood by us. We welcome the judgment of the Supreme Court," Prasad said.

"People have known since long that he (Shahabuddin) was a don and he is a don. Now, whether he will remain a don, or not in the future is yet to be seen. This will depend on the state government. However, our souls will get full satisfaction when he is given either life imprisonment or is hanged to death," he added.

The RJD leader had already been convicted in the twin murder case and the trial in the Roshan murder case is yet to commence.

Roshan, the eyewitness to the gruesome killings of two of his younger siblings, was also killed few days before his proposed testimony in the murder case of his brothers.

The top court had on September 19 issued a notice to Shahabuddin while hearing the pleas against the bail.

The apex court division bench, headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Justice Amitava Roy, set aside the order of the Patna High court, which had granted bail to Shahabuddin and ordered that he must be taken into custody immediately.

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, who has filed one of the petitions, yesterday argued before the apex court that Shahabuddin did not follow any rules and had walked out of jail at will.

"The jail authorities were terrified of him. Bhushan sought cancellation of bail of Shahabuddin on the ground that if he be enlarged on bail, then the life of the last witness, who was testify in a case, would be in danger," he said.

Bhushan had earlier on Monday told the apex court that there were 45 cases against Shahabuddin, out of which nine are related to murder and ten are related to convictions.

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.

After surrendering in the Siwan district court, Shahabuddin asserted that he respected the order of the apex court, while slipping in a warning that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would get a fitting response from his supporters in the next elections. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday condoled the Mazar-e-Sharif attack.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Apr 23 (ANI): In the wake of the prevailing situation of unrest in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is likely to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow at around 10:30 a.m.

Full Story >>

Othian (Punjab) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Even before the government machinery could move to give compensation to the farmers who lost their standing wheat crop in a fire incident on Saturday, local body minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday announced to give Rs. 24 lakh as compensation to them from his own pocket.

Full Story >>

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department organised a 'Mudzilla Car Race', a two-day event in Ompora area of Budgam district here.

Full Story >>

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Despite of the heat wave condition prevailing in major parts of the country, Tod valley in Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh have witnessed a fall in temperature with fresh snowfall on Sunday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently holding a meeting with the Chief Ministers and the Deputy Chief Ministers of all the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Apr 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog's Governing Council meet urged all the states to work with his government as part of Team India and help in identifying goals for 2022.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu farmers who had been protesting over drought relief funds and waiver of farmers' loans on Sunday suspended their protest till May 25 after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswamy's assurance.

Full Story >>

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Apr 23 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday arrested a young man from Budgam in case of a 'rumour-mongering' using social networking websites.

Full Story >>

Coffee scented stamps released in Bengaluru

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 18:11 IST

Bengaluru [Karnataka], April 23 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha on Sunday released coffee scented postage stamps at the General Post Office, Bengaluru.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu farmers, who have been protesting in the capital for the past 40 days and demanding loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery management board to resolve their irrigation issues, today hinted at withdrawing their agitation.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday trained its guns on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following the death of a 30-year-old man after falling into a pit dug by the BSES in Delhi's Neb Sarai area and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo was ignoring the plight of the people due to his over ambition.

Full Story >>

Kolkata/New Delhi [India] Apr 23 (ANI): Attempting to justify his "those opposing Jai Sri Ram will be relegated to history" remark, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said the TMC-ruled state's situation is worrisome as the people are not allowed to perform rituals rather slogans in support of Pakistan can be heard aloud.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Popular Indian television actor Parth Samthaan, who became a household name with the success of the show 'Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan', was on Sunday booked under Sections 8 and 12 of the POCSO Act in Bangur Nagar.

Full Story >>

Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): At least two persons were killed in a fire explosion at a Maruti Suzuki showroom in Sector 10 of Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India]. April 23 (ANI): Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said service charge cannot be imposed mandatorily, adding that levying such charge is illegal under the latest guidelines issued by the government.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): As polling for the municipal elections picked up on Sunday afternoon, with about 30 per cent turnout recorded as of 2 p.m., Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised concerns about the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], April 23 (ANI): A 31.13 percent voter turnout was recorded till 2.p.m. for the Delhi MCD polls.

Full Story >>

Baripada (Odisha) [India] Apr 23 (ANI): A major fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Odisha's Baripada town.

Full Story >>

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Apr 23 (ANI): Condemning West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh's warning that those who will oppose the chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Jai Sri Ram' will relegate to history, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday said by differentiating between Hindus and Muslims, India cannot be made harmonious.

Full Story >>