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SC to continue hearing on transfer of Shahabuddin to Tihar Jail

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Wednesday will continue hearing the plea regarding the shifting of RJD strongman Mohammad from Siwan jail in to Tihar Central Jail in the capital.

The has told the Supreme that it is not averse to the shifting of

The state government, in which the RJD is a coalition partner, concurred with stand of the (CBI) which has already agreed to the suggestion of the Supreme that the alleged criminal be shifted to as his continuous presence in may adversely impact trials in various pending cases against him.

The Supreme Court division bench, headed by Justices and Amitava Roy will take up the matter for further hearing today at 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, counsel for Chandrakeshwar told the court that how influential was. He committed offences even while he was in jail and on bail on various occasions.

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 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.

The Bihar had then recommended the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) to probe the case.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 08:35 IST