Judiciary in India is getting tough on lawbreakers whoever they are. This time the strongman and RJD leader Shahabuddin has started getting the taste of rule of law.
The rule of the law has finally established its supremacy and served justice to the people who had once faced Shahabuddin’s terror in Siwan.
Siwan MP received another legal slap on his face on Saturday when a special court awarded him three years Rigorous Imprisonment in the charge of keeping stolen vehicle.
However, the court also acquitted him in a case of kidnapping of a former Congress MLA from Balia, UP, Viren Pandey in 1990 because of lack of evidence.
The court found Siwan MP guilty for keeping a looted motorcycle at his residence at Pratappur village. The Siwan police had recovered the vehicle during the raid on April 24, 2005.
According to the report, the Special court judge V V Gupta found Shahabuddin guilty under IPC section 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) and 41 (assisting in concealment of stolen property).
At the same time, the court rejected the charges under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of IPC against Shahabuddin.
On May 8, Additional District and Sessions judge Gyaneshwar Prasad Srivastava had sentenced RJD MP Mohd Shahabuddin to rigorous life imprisonment for the kidnapping and murder of CPI(ML) worker Chhotelal Gupta in 2004.