Jailed former Bihar MP Shahabuddin gets custody parole to meet kin in Delhi

Prime News, National (New Delhi), December 3:- The Delhi High Court on Thursday (December 3) granted custody parole for three days to jailed former MP Mohd Shahabuddin to meet his family in the national capital. The former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) parliamentarian is currently lodged in Tihar Jail and serving a life term in a murder case.

Shahabuddin had prayed for granting custody parole to visit Siwan to meet his family on account of his father’s death.

The Delhi HC, however, noted that the police departments of Bihar and Delhi are in unison that they cannot assure his safety in Siwan. Shahabuddin, a convict, and an undertrial was shifted to Tihar jail in 2018 by the Supreme Court from Siwan jail in Bihar.

The court said, “Rare is it to come-upon a case where state governments are unsure and dithering to make a commitment that they can ensure the custody of a prisoner. This, however, is definitely such a case.” It also referred to the top court’s previous orders which had recorded that the state of Bihar had said in a counter-affidavit that Shahabuddin controls a ‘private army’, and that he has been accused of being involved in murder cases even while he was in judicial custody. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)


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