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SC to hear plea regarding transfer of Shahabuddin to Tihar Jail today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Tuesday will hear the plea regarding shifting RJD strongman Mohammad from Siwan jail in to Tihar Central Jail in the capital.

was granted bail by the High on September 7 and was released from Bhagalpur jail on September 10.

He was in jail for 11 years in connection with dozens of cases against him.

Slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan's widow Asha Ranjan had filed a plea in the apex seeking to shift from the Siwan to the Tihar jail so that witnesses in her husband's case are not influenced. Hearing Asha Ranjan's plea earlier on October 17, an apex bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra had directed the (CBI) to complete the probe within three months.

The apex also issued notices and sought responses from and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav. During the last hearing, Tej Pratap had admitted that he had accepted a bouquet from one of the accused, but denied his involvement in the

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-kilometer from the police station.

The Government has recommended the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) probe into the case.

The case came into limelight again after a photograph appeared in the media showing suspects Mohammad Kaif and Mohammad Javed with gangster-politician Mohammed after his release from jail.

Kaif, however, later rubbished all accusations against him and said he has no involvement in Rajdeo's case. Meanwhile a separate petition filed by Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose three sons had been murdered at the behest of the RJD leader.

Shahabuddin, who had been in jail for more than 10 years in connection with multiple cases, was granted bail by the High on September 7 in connection with the of a man who witnessed the killing of two brothers in Siwan.

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