Jailed ex-RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin dies of COVID-19
Former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, who was lodged in Tihar jail, died of COVID-19 at a metropolis hospital on Saturday.
Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel confirmed the event.
Prison officers mentioned gangster-turned-politician Shahabuddin, who was serving serving life imprisonment in Tihar, examined constructive on April 20 and was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, the place he died throughout therapy.
When his situation deteriorated two days in the past, he was placed on ventilator on the hospital.
Mr. Goel advised information company PTI “information has been received from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya hospital in Delhi about the death of Mohd Shahabuddin. He was suffering from COVID-19 and was admitted in DDU on April 20”.
Accused in over three dozen circumstances, the four-time RJD MP from Siwan was a reputation that spelt terror within the district for a very long time. He was infamously generally known as “Sultan of Siwan” and “Saheb” amongst native individuals. He had received bail in a number of circumstances.
In 2016, he got here out of Bhagalpur jail after serving 11 years of incarceration in a double homicide case of two younger sons of a neighborhood businessman Chandehshwar Prasad.
“Freedom of Mohd Shahabuddin is our death sentence”, Mr. Prasad had then advised The Puucho after his bail from the jail.
However, Shahabuddin was once more despatched to jail, and afterward a Supreme Court order, shifted to Delhi’s Tihar jail in February 2018.
He was additionally accused within the homicide case of a neighborhood scribe.
After popping out of Bhagalpur jail in 2016, Shahabuddin made a controversial comment that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was a “Chief Minister of circumstances”.
In his absence, his spouse Hina Sahab contested parliamentary polls from Siwan however was defeated by BJP candidate Kavita Singh.
Shahabuddin has two daughters and one son.
In September 2020, his father Sheikh Mohammed Hasibullah, 90, died in Pratapur village of Siwan. Shahabuddin was reportedly denied parole to attend the final rites of his father.
(With inputs from Hemani Bhandari in New Delhi)