During an earlier search, police had questioned 63 visitors who were in the jail premises to meet Shahabuddin. Forty-three mobile phones were seized from them.
While Nitish Kumar needed either BJP or RJD to gain power in Bihar, his friend Mamata has done so on her own.
This is the second time Shahabuddin has been shifted to Bhagalpur central jail. He was earlier moved to the Bhagalpur jail before the 2015 Assembly elections.
The BJP has been attacking the grand alliance in Bihar after the murder of two journalists, one in Bihar and the other in neighbouring Jharkhand by calling it a ‘Jungle Raj’.
Three persons have been detained in the case so far, one of them, Upendra Singh, is an RJD worker who is said to be close to jailed party leader and former Siwan MP Mohammed Shahabuddin.
Alleging political patronage, she also pointed out that Singh enjoyed clout in Siwan. Singh was named as one of the conspirators in last year’s killing of Srikant Bharati, the press advisor of BJP Siwan MP Om Prakash Yadav.
“Deeply saddened and concerned about some incidents that took place in Bihar recently. We won’t rest until all those responsible are brought to justice,” said Kumar at a function in Lucknow.
Ranjan’s elder brother Kalicharan, who has a watch shop, said: “Everyone can guess who the killer is, but who can name him? Let there be a CBI probe. We have little trust in the Grand Alliance government”.
The jawans, identified as Abhishek Singh and Nandlal Yadav were rushed to a hospital, where Singh was declared dead
Rajdev Rajan, Hindi daily Hindustan’s Siwan bureau chief, was shot dead in the Bihar town on Friday evening.
There should be a list made of Bihari students taking admission in coaching centres, their background must be checked, says BJP MLA Bhawani Singh.
Earlier in the day, Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav was arrested from his father’s mixer plant. He was later sent to 14-day judicial custody.
JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky is alleged to have shot dead Aditya following a row over overtaking on the Bodhgaya-Gaya road.
The two were being taken to Gaya central jail for interrogation, Magadh Zone DIG Saurabh Kumar said.
An FIR has been lodged against Rocky, his bodyguard Rajesh Kumar and two others who were reportedly in the car with him at the time of the incident.