BJP to challenge Shahabuddin’s bail

"Will organize 'vishaal dharna' to pressurise state Government to approach the Supreme Court and get Shahabuddin's bail cancelled," said BJP leader Sushil Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2016 5:35 pm
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The BJP is likey to challenge the bail of RJD leader Shahabuddin who walked out of jail on Saturday. Shahabuddin, who was lodged in jail for 12 years, was granted bail by the Patna High Court last week.

“Will organize ‘vishaal dharna’ to pressurise state Government to approach the Supreme Court and get Shahabuddin’s bail cancelled,” said BJP leader Sushil Modi.

Ruling JD(U) is also mulling action against party MLA Giridhari Yadav for mingling with Shahabuddin, who made caustic remarks against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar soon after his release from jail.

“The JD(U) leadership has taken note of our own MLA Girdhari Yadav being seen in the company of Shahabuddin at the time of the latter’s release from jail,” party spokesman Sanjay Kumar Singh told reporters.

“We cannot accept Yadav’s conduct in being seen with the RJD strongman when he spewed venom on our Chief Minister Nitish Kumar … JD(U) is mulling against against him,” he said.

Shahabuddin came out of jail to a heroic welcome on Saturday. Convicted in five cases, he is serving life sentence in a murder case.

The BJP had earlier alleged that the Bihar government paved the way for Shahabuddin’s release in a systematic manner.

“The state government in a systematic manner paved the way for release of Mohammad Shahabuddin, who is part of the RJD top policy-making body, from jail,” Modi had said.