<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the bail granted to former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Member of Parliament Mohammad Shahabuddin. The latter is facing criminal charges in around 50 cases.”He will be taken to jail forthwith,” said Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan .The top court directed Shahabuddin to surrender, and asked the Bihar government to take steps to take him into custody forthwith.The court also asked trial court to expeditiously conclude Rajiv Roshan murder case allegedly involving Shahabuddin.Bhushan, who has filed one of the petitions, had on Thursday argued before the apex court that Shahabuddin did not follow any rules and walked out of jail at will. Bhushan sought the cancellation of Shahabuddin’s bail on the grounds that if he was at large on bail, then the life of the last witness, who was to testify in a case, would be in danger.Bhushan had earlier 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.The Bihar government had earlier filed an appeal before the apex court challenging the Patna High Court’s order of granting bail to Shahabuddin. The petition was filed by Bhushan on behalf of the victim’s family, who were upset to see Shahabuddin walk free.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 the case of 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 court.
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