Patna: Bihar government on Friday moved the Supreme Court, challenging the bail granted to Mohammad Shahabuddin, leader of the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and an accused in multiple cases of murder.
Shahabuddin, who had been in jail for more than 10 years, 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.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had earlier said that law will take its own course in Shahabuddin's case.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan had also filed a petition in the Supreme Court earlier of Friday for the cancellation of the bail granted to gangster-turned politician Shahabuddin.
Siwan native Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose three sons were allegedly murdered by Shahabuddin, has also filed a petition in the apex court challenging the Patna High Court's order of granting bail to the RJD strongman.
Bihar is ruled by a grand alliance of Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and RJD.