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Bihar: Crackdown against Shahabuddin begins in connection with journo's murder

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 19, 2016, 2:59 am IST
Updated May 19, 2016, 2:59 am IST
Shahabuddin has been languishing in jail since 2003.
Jailed RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin. (Photo: PTI)
 Jailed RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin. (Photo: PTI)

Patna: The police on Wednesday launched crackdown against Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with journalist Rajdeo Ranjan’s murder and raided his cell inside Siwan Jail.

Though it is still not clear whether they recovered anything from his cell but sources said that the police may take him on remand soon and interrogate him.

 

The raid was conducted after Shahabuddin’s name surfaced as a mastermind of the murder. The police are also trying to verify identity of those who visit former RJD MP Shahabuddin frequently in jail.

Around 40 mobile phones were seized from them on Wednesday while they were waiting to meet Shahbuddin. According to Siwan based journalists, “Shahabuddin regularly holds darbar inside jail”.

They recall that after Nitish Kumar came to power in 2005 he had launched similar crackdown against Shahabuddin and his men. Shahabuddin has been languishing in jail since 2003.

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Location: India, Bihar, Patna




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