Supreme Court Directs Jailed RJD Leader Shahabuddin Be Shifted From Siwan Prison To Tihar jail

The Supreme Court directed that controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin be shifted to Tihar Jail from a prison in Bihar. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy asked the Bihar government to transfer Shahabuddin to Tihar Jail within a week, saying “it is the obligation and duty of this court to ensure free and fair trial”. The apex court said trial in the cases registered against Shahabuddin will be conducted through video conferencing from Tihar Jail.