The Supreme Court on Friday ordered RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin back to jail in the Rajiv Roshan murder case.
The Bihar government along with Rajiv Roshan’s father Chandrakeshwar Prasad had challenged the bail granted to Shahabuddin in the apex court.
A 7 September order of the Patna High Court had granted bail to Shahabuddin and he was released on 10 September from the Bhagalpur jail.
Chandrakeshwar Prasad’s three sons — third one being Rajiv Roshan — were killed allegedly by Shahabuddin’s henchmen.
On Friday, the court told the Bihar government, “Take him into custody immediately,” according to a report by NDTV.
Shahabuddin, a former lawmaker, was a controversial leader in Lalu Prasad’s party RJD and is accused of over 40 cases of murder, extortion and kidnapping.
When Shahabuddin was set out on bail, the opposition in Bihar had accused CM Nitish Kumar of buckling under the influence of Lalu Prasad and facilitating Shahabuddin’s release. Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, who had filed one of the petitions, on Thursday argued before the apex court that Shahabuddin did not follow any rules and walked out of jail at will.
With inputs from IANS