NDA Leaders Demand Crime Control Act Slapped against Shahabuddin

NDA leaders holding a press conference at BJP office in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: NDA leaders in Patna led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday met with Governor Ram Nath Kovind and handed over a memo to him demanding imposition of Crime Control Act (CCA) on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) former MP and notorious criminal Mohammed Shahabuddin who was released from the prison after spending over a decade on murder and other charges.

"With the release of the former Siwan MP, Bihar is back to the Jungle Raj of the nineties when no one, except for the RJD leaders, felt safe stepping out of their homes. The Governor should direct the Nitish government to impose CCA against Shahabuddin so he could be put back in jail where he belongs," Modi said at a press conference held at the BJP office after the meeting with the Governor.

Though such meetings with the Governor have been proven to be merely a photo-op and a political drama; the NDA leaders are hopeful of a positive reaction by Mr. Kovind.

"The Governor has assured us to look into our demand and take necessary action, the BJP leader said adding if the government could slap CCA on Anant Singh, the Janata Dal – U leader with long criminal history, there was no reason Shahabuddin could also not be imprisoned under the same Act.

The former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar further accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of 'staging' the release of Shahabuddin and demanded action against government officials who deliberately ran out the clock in framing charges against the Siwan MP causing his release on bail on technical grounds.

Members of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) were also present at the meeting.

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