Police shift Shahabuddin to high security Tihar jail

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PATNA: Police in Patna shifted former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP and strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin from Siwan jail to Patna in the wee hours on Saturday amid tight security, Police said.

Shahabuddin is likely to be taken to New Delhi later in the day and lodged in the high-security Tihar jail there on the Supreme Court’s orders.

Shahabuddin was escorted out the jail around 2.40am and taken to Patna’s Beur central prison, Siwan jail Superintendent Mr. BK Bhardwaj said. Police and administrative officials reached Siwan divisional jail around 1am and informed Shahabuddin that he was being shifted to Tihar as per SC’s order.

Supporters of the former Siwan MP got wind of the developments and gathered outside the jail from midnight onwards despite efforts of the prison administration to keep Shahabuddin’s shifting plan a secret.

Siwan jail superintendent BK Bhardwaj said Shahabuddin was escorted out the jail around 2.40am and taken to Patna’s Beur central prison. Police and administrative officials reached Siwan divisional jail around 1am and informed Shahabuddin that he was being shifted to Tihar as per SC’s order.

After the mandatory medical examination by doctors of Siwan sadar hospital, in accordance with the jail manual a black SUV drove Shahabuddin to Beur jail in the state capital Jail, jail officials said.

Bihar Police Special Task Force (STF) and officers, including the adAdditional Superintendent of Police and the Sub-Divisional Officer, accompanied Shahabuddin  in seven other vehicles.

The Supreme Court had ordered the Bihar government to move Shahabuddin to Tihar jail for a free and fair trial earlier this week.

 

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