After hearing the bail petition, the court bench headed by Justice Anjana Prakash granted bail to the former MP. In January this year, his bail petition was rejected by the high court.

Last year, the special court in Siwan district convicted Shahabuddin and awarded him life imprisonment in a 2004 case in which he and his men were charged with giving an acid bath to two brothers Girish Raj and Satish Raj and murdering them.

Shahabuddin has been languishing in jail for several years in connection with many serious criminal cases. According to police officials, Shahabuddin has been convicted on charges of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and murder.

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