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Another FIR against RJD MP Shahabuddin
By Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | October 02, 2005 20:09 IST
The Bihar police lodged another first information report against absconding Rashtriya Janata Dal member of Parliament Mohammed Shahabuddin in a case related to a law degree examination he appeared for, despite a nationwide alert for his arrest.
Deputy Inspector General of police (Thirhut range) Gupteshwar Pandey, on Sunday said a FIR was registered against Shahabuddin and 10 others including the principal of the local RDS College Mohammad Tauheed Alam and B R Ambedkar University examination controller Upendra Mishra.
A day after Shahabuddin reportedly appeared for a law degree examination despite a nationwide alert for his arrest, Bihar DGP A R Sinha on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the incident and sought a report on the matter from Sunit Kumar, inspector general police .
Pandey said the FIR against Shahabuddin and others had been lodged under different sections of the Indian Penal Code, including section 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 470 (forged documents) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document).
After the local media reported that Shahabuddin had appeared for his LLB examination conducted by Bihar University at Muzaffarpur, it created panic among the police.
It was reported by the local media that Shahabuddin had appeared in the second year LLB examination in Muzaffarpur's RDS College Thursday as a candidate from S K Memorial Silver Jubilee Law College, Muzaffarpur.
Pandey said the preliminary investigation suggested that the Shahabuddin did not himself appear for the examination. The police suspect that somebody else wrote the examinations for him after forging documents, including the admit card, attendance sheet and others.
Pandey on Saturday asked Muzaffarpur Superintendent of Police Ratan Sanjay to conduct a detailed investigation and submit a report as early as possible. In his report, he denied that Shahabuddin himself appeared in the examination. "I am sure Shahabuddin himself did not appeared in examination after I conducted inquiry into it," Ratan Sanjay said.