Former RJD MP Shahabuddin Held in Murder Case


Patna: Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin and three other accused were on Wednesday held guilty by a special court in connection with the murder case of two brothers 11 years ago in Siwan district of Bihar.

Additional District Judge (ADJ) Ajay Kumar Srivastava passed the order pronouncing Shahabuddin, Rajkumar Sah, Sheikh Aslam and Arif Hussain guilty of charges under sections 302 (murder), 364A (kidnapping for ransom, etc), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on December 11 next.

According to the prosecution, three sons of one Chandrashekhar Prasad were abducted from their house at Goshala road by Rajkumar Sah, Sheikh Aslam and Arif Hussain on August 16, 2004 and taken to Pratappur village where acid was poured on Girish and Satish resulting in their death.

One of the sons, Rajeev Raushan, managed to escape. The bodies of the two brothers could not be recovered. The victims’ mother Kalawati Devi had lodged an FIR charging Shahabuddin’s three henchmen with the murder of her sons.

The former RJD MP’s name had cropped up during probe and he too was made an accused for hatching conspiracy for kidnapping of the three siblings.