1. Shahabuddin’s terror was such, that no lawyer stayed on our case for long, says father of Rajiv Roshan

Shahabuddin’s terror was such, that no lawyer stayed on our case for long, says father of Rajiv Roshan

Chanda Babu had to shut his provisions shop an year ago because of his deteriorating health. The family now depends on Rs 10,000 that they obtain as rent in the building they reside.

By: | Published: September 13, 2016 10:59 AM
roshanfather-L “I am a helpless father who is still breathing despite losing three sons. I have only my fourth son, who has a physical disability. For a man three of whose sons have been murdered, what is there to fear?” said Chanda Babu, 70. (Express photo)

With former RJD parlimentarian Mohammed Shahabuddin out on release, Chandrakeshwar Prasad, father of Rajiv Roshan says that he has lost not just three out of his four sons, but his fear as well. No good lawyer has stayed on his case for long because of the fear of Shahabuddin and now the fear is even more as he is out of jail.

In 2014, Shahabuddin was found guilty for kidnapping brothers- Girish Raj and Satish Raj, giving them “an acid bath” and then murdering them. The chief witness in the case, Rajiv Roshan, also the elder borther of Girish and Satish was murdered by Shahabuddin’s son Osama three days before he was to record his statement.

“I am a helpless father who is still breathing despite losing three sons. I have only my fourth son, who has a physical disability. For a man three of whose sons have been murdered, what is there to fear?” said Chanda Babu, 70, in a conversation with The Indian Express.

He added that the right place for Shahabuddin was behind the bars and not outside it. Chanda Babu had to shut his provisions shop an year ago because of his deteriorating health. The family now depends on Rs 10,000 that they obtain as rent in the building they reside.

“In the last two years, no good lawyer stayed with us for long. They opted out midway out of fear of Shahabuddin,” said Chanda Babu, who has now approached Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan to challenge Shahabuddin’s bail.

Chanda Babu’s son Nitish Raj, disabled in the legs, cooks for and takes care of his parents. Chanda Babu and his wife Kalawati never let Nitish come before the camera or talk to journalists. Chanda Babu said there was no question of leaving Siwan as he has nothing to lose now. “I have stayed here for my rights. My sons and I protested against someone taking away my property. We paid a heavy price for it,” said Chanda Babu, who fears Siwan will change for the worse.

The grieving father added that he is hurt not only by the release of Shahabuddin but also by his statement that “there are 22 lakh people in Siwan and if one or two people are unhappy, I cannot do anything about it”.

  1. Ajay Srivastava
    Sep 13, 2016 at 10:45 am
    अभी कुछ और साँसे बाकी है इस बुदीन की ले लेने दो वक्त आने दो इसको इसके अंजाम तक जल्द सुप्रीम कोर्ट पहुचाएगा
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    1. Avishek Avishek
      Sep 13, 2016 at 6:26 am
      o Bihariiii people, you got one more gangster neta.....nejoy baby :P
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        kesri
        Sep 13, 2016 at 7:16 am
        Raping the pregnant women was a mere fabrication of potent imagination of your and your pseudo secularist- leftist fertile minds. No such event took place. The affidavits were created by Teesta Setalvad. Further, were your tears dried up when 60 people were burnt alive in Godhra train? 12 Children were burnt alive. U know how burning alive happens? First the skin melts, then the blood and internal organs like stomach, kidney melts. Was all that not condemnable? But since the victims were Hindus, no journalists or your pseudo-secular freinds objected to it? But this was the starting point of 2002 riots.
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          Ashwin
          Sep 13, 2016 at 6:24 am
          Nitish kumar you have proved that you are an identical clone of Lalu Prasad Yadav.
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            Ashwin
            Sep 13, 2016 at 6:22 am
            What about those who were involved in burning of sabarmati express and taking 59 innocent lives? Don't link every matter to Gujrat. You reap what you sow.
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              hassan
              Sep 13, 2016 at 10:58 am
              Then to your logic, Kashmir is going to haunt you... Asking justice is reaping the death??? !! shame on you. Keep your hand on your child's head and say "muslims in gujrat got justice delivered". If somebody burned train you burn them, why innocent pregnant lady? Invoking shahabuddin for all the ills of Bihar is logic. Asking justice for those killed maimed, burned, raped is reaping what the train burners sow??? Are you a human or got Bison's brain in human skull????? that's why love cows?
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              1. Neeladri Rao
                Sep 13, 2016 at 5:55 am
                As citizens of this "free" India, all of our heads need to hang in shame to have allowed such criminals to grow and prosper. May the Almighty bless this tortured soul of this aggrieved father and give some peace.
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                  Ranjan
                  Sep 14, 2016 at 1:28 am
                  Jungle raj, jungle raj! What a pity, in a country that prides itself for following the rule of law!! But why didn't the let go of the property and move out of Siwan instead of taking on a fight with someone with political backing!
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                    sk
                    Sep 13, 2016 at 6:08 am
                    Shame on Nitish for releasing such criminals. Just to remain CM, he has sold out to criminals.
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                      skn
                      Sep 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm
                      abe ch*e, who will account for last 1000 years' sin of muzzie. World did not start in '2002. What about Gahzni's raid in Gujarat in '1001? If you g oback in history, there's no looking back.
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                      1. Siddharth Banerjee
                        Sep 13, 2016 at 6:16 am
                        So sad that this is the hard truth still in our country. Can anyone do anything about it.
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