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Shahabuddin's bail plea rejected in currency seizure case

April 22, 2009 18:42 IST

The Patna High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of controversial Rashtriya Janata Dal member of Parliament Mohammed Shahabuddin in a case pertaining to seizure of illegal weapons and foreign currencies from his Pratapur ancestral house in Siwan district but granted bail in another case.

Justice Navin Sinha disallowed his plea for regular bail in the case relating to seizure of illegal foreign currencies and a telescopic rifle with night vision device besides bullet-proof jackets from his village during raids on April  24, 2004.
    
Senior counsel Kanhaiya Prasad Singh appeared on behalf of Shahabuddin, while standing counsel Swameshwar Dayal
opposed the bail.
    
Justice D D Jha granted him regular bail in another case in which he is accused of scuffling with jail officials last year.
    
The MP is facing charges in 26 cases of serious offences besides the six others, in which he has already been convicted.
    
Shahabuddin's wife Hina Shahab is in the fray from Siwan on an RJD ticket after the high court had earlier this month
rejected his petition seeking stay on his conviction in the abduction and murder of a Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist-Liberation activist Chhote Lal Gupta, to contest elections from the constituency.

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