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Former RJD strongman Shahabuddin walks out of jail after 11 years

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) strongman and former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin today walked out of jail after 11 years, after he was granted bail in the Rajiv Roshan murder case by the Patna High Court.

Shahabuddin was found guilty in 2004 for kidnapping of brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj, giving them 'an acid bath' and then murdering them.

"Everyone knows I was framed. It was court who jailed me.now court has released me. No one should take Sushil Modi seriously. This has got nothing to do with politics, judicial has its own procedures," said Shahabuddin.

He said he has never done back door politics.

"I am going to my village after 13 years. Why would I try to change my image? People have accepted me the way I am for 26 years. I haven't met with anyone for the last ten years," he added.

The former MP was in jail since November 2005 after he was rounded-off from his residence in New Delhi by a joint team of Siwan and the Delhi Police.

Shahabuddin's son Osama was charged for killing of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Rajiv Roshan, who was a witness in the case.

Roshan was the main witness in August 2004 murder case of his two younger brothers.

He was shot dead three days before he was to record is statement in the murder case of his brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 10 September 2016, 9:34 IST