Supreme Court upholds the lower court’s life imprisonment sentence to Shahabuddin

A four-time MP and two-time MLA, Shahabuddin was barred from contesting elections in 2009 due to his criminal record.

Listening to the petition filed by the infamous criminal Shahabuddin challenging the lower court’s verdict, the Supreme Court of India today has rejected his appeal and maintained the Patna High court’s verdict of life imprisonment.

Mohammad Shahabuddin is a politician who was elected four times as a Member of Parliament from Siwan, Bihar, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) party of Lalu Prasad Yadav, and 2-times as MLA, to the Bihar Vidhan Sabha. The first case against Shahabuddin was registered in 1986 at the age of 19. Thereafter, several criminal cases against him got added to the list. A history sheet was opened in his name in Hussainganj police station and he was declared an ‘A’ category criminal.

During 2004 elections, Though Shahabuddin was in jail, his opponents were intimidated for campaigning against him. Immediately after the elections, which he won by a margin of 100,000 votes (16%), nine party workers of the nearest candidate Om Prakash Yadav of JDU, were found murdered, allegedly for daring to campaign against him. He had been winning Lok Sabha elections from Siwan since 1996, prior to which he was elected twice to the Bihar Legislative Assembly (1990 and 1995).

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

In August 2004, two brothers Satish Roshan and Girish Roshan were abducted from their shops after they denied paying extortion of Rs 2.5 lakhs to Shahabuddin’s henchmen. The brothers were then drenched in acid in Pratappur village by Shahabuddin and his aides before brutally killing them. Later, the only eyewitness of the massacre and his third brother Rajiv Roshan was also shot dead on June 16, 2014.

In November 2005, a special team of the Bihar Police arrested him from Delhi when he had come to attend the Parliament session. Just before his arrest, the police had seized several illegal weapons, Army’s night vision devices and modern arms and ammunition made in Pakistan’s ordinance factories. Citing many convictions in criminal cases, he was debarred from contesting 2009 general elections.

Apart from Shahabuddin, his associates, Raj Kumar Sah, Sheikh Alam, and Munna Mian, were also convicted by a special court in Siwan on December 12, 2015. After this, Shahabuddin had appealed against the verdict in 2017 by the Patna High Court, but his appeal was rejected there too.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

‘Will not develop areas which did not vote for me’: Rajasthan Congress MLA shortly after winning

Rajender Singh Bidhuri fought and won a close battle against BJP MLA Suresh Dhakad with a margin of 1661 votes.

Here is why BJP lost elections, and of course, it was deliberate

What BJP supporters need to realise is this - no political party ever wants to lose and least of all, a party led by the two most politically aggressive politicians the country has ever seen.

Ranchi: Court summons Rahul Gandhi for his defamatory remarks against Amit Shah

The petitioner submitted that the statement by Rahul Gandhi against Amit Shah had hurt his sentiments and tarnished the image of the party.

India cannot turn into Islamic Nation, only Modi can understand gravity and do needful: Meghalaya HC

There should be uniform law for all Indian citizens, and anybody opposing the Indian laws and constitution cannot be considered as citizens of the country, Meghalaya High Court noted

BJP has lost the digital and social media edge, but it is not too late to recover

Talented supporters are BJP's key asset. If things start moving now BJP will be able to recover the edge lost by 'IT cell'. The time to act is now.

Priyanka Gandhi part of selection process of Congress CM in the state where her husband faces probe

Priyanka Gandhi's husband, Robert Vadra, was recently summoned for the third time by the Enforcement Directorate in the Bikaner land deal money laundering case after he missed the first two.
Modi government vindicated, SC says Rafale Deal clean

SC verdict on Rafale deal: Read scathing comments made by Court while dismissing petitions for inquiry

Supreme Court dismissed petitions for an enquiry into Rafale deal pricing, offset partner selection and procurement procedure. Read scathing observations

Congress friendly journalist wishes death upon BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga

During the run-up to Gujarat assembly elections last year, Trivedi was caught spreading morphed images with Amit Shah's fake quotes on Patidars

For all his angst against Adani, Rahul Gandhi chose Kamal Nath who rallied behind Adani for power plant in Chhindwara

Kamal Nath is believed to be close to Gautam Adani, whom Rahul Gandhi has frequently accused of being a 'crony capitalist'

BJP’s real woes: Lessons from the electoral semi-finals

The prolonged silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on election results was very telling. The results were clearly unexpected and possibly led to prolonged internal discussions on the future course of action.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,628FansLike
97,821FollowersFollow
6,064SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these