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Shahabuddin booked for ‘appearing’ in exam
Ambarish Dutta
Tribune News Service

Patna, October 2
The alleged appearance of the elusive RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in the law examination at RDS college in Muzaffarpur has landed the state administration in an embarrassing situation.

Even as DGP Ashish Ranjan Sinha asserted that Shahabuddin personally did not appear in the examination by evading the police, the reported appearance of someone else on behalf of the absconding controversial MP not only exposed the lacunae in the education system in the state, but how the system was being allegedly sold out to money and muscle power.

Sources in the police said the controversial MP might have hired the services of someone who had appeared on his behalf with forged documents in the examination.

“Both money and muscle power have been used to vitiate the system which only showed his clout”, said the sources.

Meanwhile, the police today registered an FIR against Shahabuddin, and 10 others regarding the “appearance” of the elusive MP in the examination even as a nationwide alert has been sounded for him.

An FIR was registered with the Kazi Mohammadpur police station at Muzaffarpur against Shahabuddin, Principal of the local RDS College Mohammad Tauheed Alam, B.R. Ambedkar University Examination Controller Upendra Mishra and eight others, the police said.

According to the police, the FIR, was lodged under different Sections of the IPC, including Sections 420, 468 and 470.

Senior officials of the police claimed that it was impossible for Shahabuddin to appear in the examination in view of the presence of Ratan Sanjay, as the Superintendent of Police of Muzaffarpur, who earlier as Siwan Police chief, had chased Shahabuddin.

The Governor Buta Singh has also asked the police for a thorough probe into the issue.

The police would now interrogate the Controller of Examinations, invigilators and other university and college staff responsible for holding the examination .

It may be mentioned that the Bihar Police recently sounded a countrywide alert for Shahabuddin, who is evading arrest in a number of cases relating to the seizure of illegal firearms, unaccounted foreign currency, stolen vehicles and a deer during a raid on his Pratappur house in Siwan district on April 24.


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