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RJD leader Shahabuddin acquitted in triple murder case

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Published on April 17, 2017 09:15 AM by , Golden Chennai


A division bench of the Jamshedpur court on Monday acquitted Former Siwan parliamentarian and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammad Shahabuddin of the charges of murdering Anand Rao, Janardan Choubey and Pradeep Mishra on February 2, 1989, near Tata Steel Power house in Jugasalai police station area because of lack of evidence against him.

The court had issued summon to RJD leader Shahabuddin, asking him to be present on September 20 in connection with murder case Anand Rao, Janardan Choubey and former Jamshedpur Youth Congress president Pradeep Mishra in 1989.


At least eight persons were accused in the case. While three of them died during trial, four were acquitted in 2006. Shahabuddin's trial was conducted separately as he could not be produced before the court despite repeated summons over the years.

RJD leader Shahabuddin, accused in over 30 criminal cases, was released from Bhagalpur jail on bail on September 10, 2016.

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