RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin has been shifted to Siwan jail to Patna amid tight security in the wee hours of Saturday morning. He will be transferred to the high-security Tihar Jail in New Delhi after the order by Apex court.
The criminal-turned-politician was escorted out Siwan jail around 2:40 a.m., flanked by security personnel and police. However, the supporters of Shahabuddin got wind of the developments and gathered outside the jail from midnight onwards to get a glimpse of their leader.
Carrying on with their operations, the Siwan administration escorted Shahabuddin to a white Tata Sumo, where he was lodged between two armed security officials.
From Patna, Shahabuddin will be taken to the national capital via rail or airway and then moved into Tihar jail.
Supreme Court on Wednesday had ordered shifting of controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin, now facing trial in 45 criminal cases, from Siwan Jail in Bihar to Tihar Jail in New Delhi within a week, saying an accused cannot be allowed to “jettison the basic fundamentals of trial”.