Plea against Shahabuddin’s bail: SC Judge recuses himself
A Supreme Court Judge Justice U U Lalit on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea of the mother of three youths who were brutally killed by henchmen of controversial RJD leader Mohd Shahabuddin seeking cancellation of bail granted to him in the case in which he has already been sentenced to life.
A bench comprising Justices Amitava Roy and U U Lalit posted the matter for further hearing after four weeks as counsel appearing for Shahabuddin sought time to file his reply on the plea.
Justice U U Lalit said since he has appeared in a matter concerning the issue, it cannot be heard by him.
The woman, whose two sons were killed and her third son, an eye witness to the incident, later murdered allegedly at the instance of Shahabuddin, has challenged Patna High Court’s March 2 order granting regular bail to him.