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SC refuses to stay Patna HC's order granting bail to Shahabuddin, matter scheduled for 26 Sept

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 September 2016, 14:04 IST

On 19 September, the Supreme Court refused to stay the Bihar High Court's order granting bail to former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, which was challenged by the Bihar government and Siwan native Chandrashekhar Parasad.

The Supreme Court has also issued a notice to Shahabuddin in the case, and has scheduled the matter to be heard on Monday, 26 September.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government had filed an appeal in the top court last week, 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 the victim's family.

Shahabuddin, who had been in jail for 11 years in connection with multiple cases, was granted bail by the Patna High Court on 7 September 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 Bihar's grand alliance with the Opposition accusing the government of paving the way for his release by not opposing the bail strongly in court.

--with ANI inputs

First published: 19 September 2016, 14:04 IST
 
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