Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked whether Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will invoke the Crime Control Act against RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin, demanding speedy trial in all cases pending against him. “Will the Chief Minister dare to invoke the Crime Control Act (CCA) against Shahabuddin? Or will he extern Shahabuddin from the state till the CCA is invoked against him? Mr Chief Minister, Shahabuddin and Sushasan (good governance) cannot go hand in hand. You will have to choose one of them,” he said.
Demanding speedy trial of all cases pending against Shahabuddin, Modi questioned whether the fair probe into the murder case of journalist Rajdev Ranjan and trial in the Rajiv Roshan case were possible if Shahabuddin was out of jail. “How permission was granted to take out a procession of hundreds of cars with arms while Shahabuddin was going to his hometown of Siwan from Bhagalpur jail?” he said, adding why toll tax was not taken from hundreds of vehicles used in the procession.
“Will the government provide security to the family members of journalist Rajdev Ranjan, and Rajiv Roshan, who was an eyewitness in the killing of his two brothers, who were drenched in acid in 2004?” Sushil asked. The BJP leader also wondered whether the state government would appeal in the division bench of the High Court against the bail granted to Shahabuddin in the Rajiv Roshan murder case.