Jamshedpur : Criminal-turned politician Md. Shahabuddin failed to turn up in the court of first additional district court on Tuesday in connection with the Jugsalai triple murder case pending against him since 1989.
The court of first ADJ in-charge, Sandeep Sharma has now fixed October 6 as the next date for the Siwan notorious criminal and former MP to appear in the court following a petition submitted by the accuser’s lawyer G Barat Babla.
Babla said that after coming to know that Shahabuddin was not coming to attend the court date today due to some restriction imposed on him, they submitted a petition with the court of the first ADJ informed about.
“Apart from informing about Shahabuddin failure to appear in the court here today, we also requested the first ADJ to fix another date as the accused is to give his statement under CrPC Section 313 in connection with the triple murder case. The court fixed October 6 for the next hearing,” said Babla.
He said they have been informed that from their client’s lawyer in Siwan that Shahabuddin was all set to come to Jamshedpur today as he had already submitted a petition with the Siwan district court on Monday, informing that he wanted to go to Jamshedpur for attending a date Tuesday.
“However the former MP’s petition was turned down in the light of a Patna high court order in which it has been said that Shahabuddin cannot move out of Siwan,” said the Defense lawyer.
The Siwan don had earlier attended the court in connection with the triple murder case was in July 2005. After few months of his appearance in the Jamshedpur civil court, he was arrested for being indulged in murder in Siwan district and was put in prison. He was released on bail from the Siwan Jail on September 10.
The murder case relates to the killings of Anand Rao, Janardan Choubey and Pradeep Mishra in a gun attack near Tata Steel’s powerhouse gate on Bistupur-Jugsalai Road within Jugsalai thana limits on February 2, 1989.
Shahabuddin (50) is one of the eight accused against whom a chargesheet was filed. The other seven were Birendra Singh, Saheb Singh, Dashrath Singh, Rama Singh, Kallu Singh, Paras Singh and Sushil Singh. Three other accused – Birendra, Saheb and Dasrath – died during the early period of the trial.