Chanda Babu, the 70 year old whose 3 young sons were allegedly murdered by Mohd Shahabuddin’s henchmen says that the former MP’s bail is ‘nothing less than his death sentence’. Shahabuddin is out on bail in the murder of Rajiv Roushan, Babu’s eldest son. According to a report, Rajiv was killed in front of his father just 21 days after his marriage. “I have lost everything. He may get me and my fourth son killed. Who will dare oppose Shahabuddin in Siwan,” he asks. Shahabuddin dismisses the charges. “If I’m a terror, why are so many from all across society converging here, in a festive atmosphere,” he asks.
Mohammad Shahabuddin, a former lawmaker from Lalu Yadav’s RJD, walked out on Saturday after 11 years in jail. Thousands of Shahabuddin’s supporters gathered outside the Bhagalpur jail in Bihar. Speaking to the mediapersons gathered outside, he professed his loyalty to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, while making it clear that Nitish Kumar may be the chief minister but he was not his leader. “Everyone knows whom I have been with all these years, and whom I will remain with. Nitish Kumar paristhitiyon ke neta hai (a leader born out of circumstances),” he said. “Mere neta agar narak mein jayenge to meri to badhyta hai main bhi unke saath jaun. Nitish Kumar gathbandhan ke mukhyamantri ho sakte hain, mere neta nahin. Lalu Prasad 27 saalon se mere neta hain, aur jab tak zinda hain, mere neta rahenge (If my leader goes to hell, I am bound to go with him. Nitish Kumar is the chief minister of the Grand Alliance, but not my leader. Lalu Prasad has been my leader for 27 years, and will remain so till he is alive),” he said, before leaving in a convoy of vehicles for Siwan.
Watch: Over 100 vehicles of Shahabuddin’s convoy pass without paying toll
Not only this, the convoy of Shahabuddin, which was enroute to Siwan crossed a toll plaza at Muzaffarpur without paying the charges. The entire incident was captured by the cameras installed at the toll plaza. Muzaffarpur toll plaza Assistant Manager Dipak Chaube told news channels, they had police orders to let more than 200 cars in Shahabuddin’s convoy pass without paying. “According to the rule they would have paid the toll. But if there is a VIP moment then we allow the cars to pass. Had police orders to let more than 200 cars in ex-mp Shahabuddin’s convoy pass without toll. The convoy included many red beacon cars and many from the administration”.
Here are some images that tell exactly why opposition is alleging ‘jungle raj’ in Bihar: