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Arrest Shahabuddin anywhere in India: DGP

August 19, 2005 11:00 IST
Last Updated: August 19, 2005 17:34 IST


Under fire from political parties for allegedly delaying execution of non-bailable warrants against controversial Rashtriya Janata member of Parliament Mohammed Shahabuddin, Bihar police Chief Ashish Ranjan Sinha said he has ordered immediate arrest of the MP anywhere in the country.

"I have asked the Superintendent of Police of Siwan to constitute a team to immediately arrest Shahabuddin," Sinha said.

Asked whether the airports and police establishments elsewhere in the country too have been alerted, he said "Shahabuddin is a known pubic figure. The police will arrest him anywhere in the country".

To another question as to whether he had approached the Delhi police seeking help to arrest the MP, he said, "The Siwan SP will be doing the needful".

"We have to, in any case, execute the warrants of arrest against all those who are absconding in compliance with the recent directive of the Election Commission and the Patna high court."

Meanwhile, the state administration has faxed copies of warrants pending against the MP to all district magistrates to ensure his arrest.

State Home Secretary A K Biswas told PTI copies of non-bailable warrants of arrest pending with the Hussainganj police station against the MP have been faxed to all district magistrates and SPs for early execution.

The Patna high court had on Thursday quashed a warrant of arrest issued against Shahabuddin.


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