New Delhi, Sept 19: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay an order of the Patna High Court which had granted bail to former RJD MP Shahbuddin accused in the murder of two brothers. The court issued notices to Shahbuddin returnable by Sept 26 while asking him to explain why his bail should not be cancelled.
The Bihar government on Monday sought before the court that his bail be cancelled. Appearing for the Bihar government counsel, Gopal Singh sought that the court issues a non bailable arrest warrant against him. Singh also termed Shahbuddin a 'chronic history sheeter'.
Prashanth Bhushan who is appearing for the father of the sons who were murdered also sought cancellation of bail. He demanded that Shahbuddin be shifted to a jail outside Bihar. He further said that the trial against Shahbuddin can go on through video conferencing while he is lodged in a jail in another state.
Shahbuddin walked out of the Bhagalpur jail on Sept 10 after he was granted bail by the Patna High Court. The court had last February directed the government to conduct the trial in nine months. However, a failure on part of the government led to bail being granted on a technicality.