Supreme Court rejects Sahabuddin's plea

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the plea filed by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammed Sahabuddin challenging the Bihar Government's decision to conduct his trial in Siwan Jail with regard to the various criminal cases registered against him.

The apex court upholding the State Government's decision to hold criminal trial against him in jail said the notification issued by the government and the Patna High Court is valid.

It added that even though the criminal cases require a public and open trial, in extraordinary circumstances it can be conducted within the jail premises.

Forty-two year old Sahabuddin is facing trial in over 40 criminal cases registered against him under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code. (ANI)

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