Bihar update – Ex-MP Shahabuddin gets life term
Patna : Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin has been sentenced to life term in acid murder case, a case which was lingering for over eleven years in the court campus. Shahabuddin, a former MP from RJD, has also been charged with kidnapping for ransom and criminal conspiracy in the case involving the death of two brothers in Bihar. A case which had made headlines for a long time finally came to conclusion today, when the accused got punished for the brutal crime, which involved gruesome atrocities like kidnap, acid douse, murder and criminal conspiracy.
Former Rashtriya Janata Dal Member of Parliament Shahabuddin today got sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two brothers in Bihar’s Siwan district, a crime committed 11 years ago. On Wednesday, Additional District Judge Ajay Kumar Srivastava pronounced Shahabuddin, Rajkumar Sah, Sheikh Aslam and Arif Hussain guilty of the crime. The list of charges included — among other charges, murder, kidnapping for ransom and criminal conspiracy. The prosecution argued on the case which was — three sons of Shahabuddin’s political opponent Chandrashekhar Prasad were abducted from their house at Goshala road by Sah, Aslam and Hussain on August 16, 2004. Two of the sons, Girish and Satish, were taken to Pratappur village and killed after acid was poured on them. The third son, Rajeev Raushan, managed to escape and appeared before the judge as an eyewitness, but was subsequently murdered by unidentified assailants on June 16, 2014. 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. Shahabuddin’s name cropped up during investigation and he was declared as the mastermind who conspired the whole scheme of event. He was mainly accused for conspiring to kidnap the three siblings.