RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin got a major relief today when he was acquitted in a triple murder case that was filed around 25 years back in 1989. The verdict for his acquittal was given by a division bench of the Jamshedpur court. The court has acquitted Shahabuddin since it could not find any credible evidence against him. The case dates back to February 2, 1989, when three people were killed near Tata Steel Power house in Jugasalai police station area. The three people killed were Anand Rao, Janardan Choubey and Pradeep Mishra.
The police had filed charges against eight people in the case including Shahabuddin. Three of the accused died during the period of the trial whereas four of them were acquitted in 2006. Shahabuddin’s trial was conducted separately since he was the only one who refused to be present for court hearings. Repeated summons were issued to him but he failed to appear before the court. It may be recalled that Shahabuddin has more than 30 criminal cases filed against him and he is currently in custody in Tihar Jail in Delhi.