Police in Siwan on Sunday said it had kept mobile phone numbers of at least seven people under surveillance in connection with the murder of Rajiv Roshan on June 16 in which former Siwan MP Mohammed Shahabuddin and his son Osama have been named.
The former MP, incarcerated in Siwan jail for years following his conviction in three criminal cases, faces charges of criminal conspiracy in the murder of Roshan.
Roshan was the main witness in August 2004 murder case of his two younger brothers in which Shahabuddin has been named as one of the main accused. Roshan was shot dead three days before he was to record his statement in the murder case of his brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj.
Town police station in-charge Sunil Kumar told The Indian Express: “It is too early to say anything conclusively. We have kept mobile phone numbers of at least seven people under surveillance. Some of them have kept their mobile phones switched off since the incident.”
Asked on Osama’s alleged involvement, Kumar said the police had not got any clue and needed time for lead in the case. “It is true that we have not yet quizzed Osama. We are waiting for some leads to do so… Nor we have any idea about where the boy is”.
The official said that they had talked to some vendors near the scene of incident and were surprised how three persons — as said in the FIR on basis of victim’s father Chandra Babu statement — managed to kill Roshan when police teams had been within 100 metres checking vehicles.
The police, he said, have also not recovered bullet from the scene of crime. The bullet that had hit Roshan’s right temple had exited from his mouth. Meanwhile, the Opposition is likely to take up the Siwan case in ongoing session of Bihar Assembly.