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Selfie in jail case: RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin granted bail

Siwan Divisional Jail Superintendent Vidhu Bhardwaj Had Lodged A FIR With The Mufassil Police Station On January 14against Mohammad Shahabuddin And One Person After The RJDleader's Photo Of Taking The Selfie Inside The Jail Had Gone Viral On Social Media.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Feb 2017, 10:25:46 AM
Selfie in jail case: RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin granted bail (File Photo)


A local court granted bail to controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin, in a case of taking the selfie inside Siwan jail where he is now lodged.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Arvind Kumar Singh granted bail to Shahabuddin after hearing both sides in the case.

He has been booked under various sections of the IT Act and Prisoners Act.

Siwan divisional jail Superintendent Vidhu Bhardwaj had lodged a FIR with the Mufassil police station on January 14against Mohammad Shahabuddin and one person after the RJDleader's photo of taking the selfie inside the jail had gone viral on social media.

On the basis of probe report of a two-member team of SDPOand SDO, the District Magistrate had ordered the JailSuperintendent to lodge a FIR in the case. 

However, despite the bail, the four-time RJD MP fromSiwan, who is facing over 36 cases including murder and kidnapping, would not come out of the jail.

The Supreme Court last year cancelled his bail granted by the Patna High Court in connection with the killing of the prime witness in the murder of two brothers.

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First Published : 08 Feb 2017, 10:12:00 AM