ALSO READNot averse of shifting Shahabuddin to Tihar jail: Bihar govt SC issues notice seeking their reply to shift Shahabuddin to Tihar jail SC asks CBI to probe Shahabuddin, cops to protect scribe's kin SC to hear plea seeking shift of Shahabuddin from Siwan jail to Delhi's Tihar jail SC recuses judge in Shahabuddin case, hearing to take place after four weeks
The state government, in which the RJD is a coalition partner, concurred with stand of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which has already agreed to the suggestion of the Supreme Court that the alleged criminal be shifted to Delhi as his continuous presence in Bihar may adversely impact trials in various pending cases against him.
Another petitioner, slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan's widow Asha Ranjan, had filed a plea in the apex court seeking to shift Shahabuddin from the Siwan to Delhi so that witnesses in her husband's murder case could not be influenced and also sought the safety and security of her family members.
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.
Forty-two-year-old Ranjan, the bureau chief of The Hindustan, was shot dead in July this year at Phal Mandi near the Siwan railway station, barely half-a-kilometre from the police station.
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